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UAE motorists in Abu Dhabi have been urged to drive with caution today, as fog covers some parts of the emirate.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) warned motorists of reduced visibility on the roads: “A chance of fog formation with deterioration of horizontal visibility over most of the coastal areas and some internal areas till 9.00am,” today.

According to the UAE’s weather bureau, today’s skies will be partly cloudy and hazy at times. 

Today, temperatures tend to decrease slightly during daytime, it will be cold at night especially over internal areas and mountains, NCM said.

The lowest temperature recorded over the country today morning is 19.9°C in Raknah (Al Ain) at 3.45am.

The maximum temperatures in the country are expected to be between 37 and 41°C, and the lowest temperature will be between 20-24°C.

In the coastal areas, temperature highs will be between 35-39°C, and 26-32°C in the mountainous regions.

The NCM added, residents can expect, “Light to moderate winds at times at a speed of 15– 25km/hr, reaching 40 km/hr, will cause blowing dust and sand.”

The NCM also said that relative humidity is expected to increase by night and Wednesday morning, especially over coastal and internal areas, causing fog and mist formation.

Humidity will be high in the UAE, ranging between 60-90 per cent in the coastal areas, whereas in the mountainous regions it is expected to be 50-70 per cent.

The sea will be rough during the daytime, becoming moderate by night in the Arabian Gulf and slight in the Oman Sea, the NCM added.