Motorists urged to exercise caution during foggy weather
Image Credit: Abu Dhabi Police

Dubai: Motorists driving on Abu Dhabi roads should be extra cautious today. The Met Office has warned that dense fog is expected in some areas till 8.30 am.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) issued red and yellow weather alerts indicating low visibility in these areas.

Dense fog was reported in Razeen (Abu Dhabi) this morning.

A safety warning posted by Abu Dhabi Police on social media read: “During periods of fog, the maximum speed on Abu Dhabi roads is reduced to 80 kilometres per hour, and motorists are urged to follow this limit for their own safety and that of other road users.”

As per the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), weather conditions across the country are expected to be partly cloudy at times, with clouds appearing over the mountains by afternoon. There will be a decrease in temperatures, especially over the coast, today.

Also, be careful if you have dust allergies and are heading outdoors, as the NCM warned: “Light to moderate winds at times, [which] will cause blowing dust and sand.”

Temperature highs in the country are expected to be between 42 to 46°C, and temperature lows will average between 25 to 29°C.

In coastal areas, the average temperature will be between 39 to 44°C, and 34 to 39°C in mountainous regions of the UAE.

Humidity will be moderate at 65 to 85 per cent in the coastal areas, whereas, in the mountainous regions it is expected to be 50 to 70 per cent.

The NCM also said that relative humidity is expected to increase by night and Thursday morning, especially over coastal and internal areas.

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