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Dubai: Drivers must be extra cautious on the road as foggy conditions were reported in parts of the UAE on Saturday morning.

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 9.30am,” today.

According to the UAE’s weather bureau, today’s skies will sometimes be partly cloudy. The maximum temperatures in the country are expected to be between 36 and 41°C, and the lowest temperature will be between 24-29°C.

In the coastal areas, temperature highs will be between 32-37°C, and 25-31°C in the mountainous regions.

The NCM added, residents can expect, “Light to moderate winds at times at a speed of 10– 20km/hr, reaching 30 km/hr, will cause blowing dust and sand.”

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

Humidity will be high at 70-90 per cent in the coastal areas whereas in the mountainous regions it is expected to be 40-60 per cent, and 70-85 per cent in the internal areas.

The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in the Oman Sea, the NCM added.