Heavy fog, bad visibility on UAE roads again

Dubai: Residents across the UAE faced another yet another morning of thick fog as visibility on the roads dropped down to less than 500 metres on Monday.

In its daily weather forecast, the National Centre of Meteorology explained that the bad weather affected many parts of the country, and issued an orange alert.

The orange alert was made to caution residents over hazardous weather, and will continue until 11am on Monday, when the fog is expected to significantly disappear.

Earlier in the morning, heavy fog was also recorded over Abu Dhabi airport, Al Bateen airport and Ras Al Khaimah airport. 

Visibility also dropped to 50 metres at times over the northern emirates, Sharjah, and parts of Dubai.

More fog is expected to fall down across the country tonight and into the early hours of Tuesday, as the level of humidity is also expected to rise up to 95 per cent in the internal and coastal areas.

Fog was reported on major highways and reduced road visibility in many areas, including Dubai, Sharjah, Dubai – Al Ain Road, and the Al Ain – Abu Dhabi Road.

Meanwhile, weather conditions on Sunday night continued to disrupt flights, with 10 flights from Dubai and Sharjah airports diverted to Ras Al Khaimah airport due to the fog.

Residents also took to social networking sites to share videos of the blanket of fog that covered the country at night.

The UAE’s Storm Centre posted an online video of the early morning, accompanied with the caption: “Thick fog in the north of Al Ain City.”  

The waves at sea is expected to be moderate over the next two days.

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