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UAE Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously as Fog Alerts Issued

The UAE's National Centre of Meteorology has issued a red and yellow alert for many places around the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology in the UAE has issued a red and yellow alert for several areas in the country, urging motorists to exercise caution while driving due to reduced visibility caused by fog. 

In this article, we provide details on the alert levels, speed reductions, weather conditions, and rainfall expectations.

Alert Levels and Speed Reductions:

The National Centre of Meteorology has issued red and yellow alerts for fog formation, indicating varying reduced visibility levels. 

The red alert is the most severe, signifying visibility reduced to less than 1,000 meters. Abu Dhabi Police has activated the speed reduction system, setting the limit at 80 km/h on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed International Road (Al Ruwais-Al Sila). 

Motorists are advised to exercise caution, follow changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards, and stay vigilant due to fog.

Weather Conditions and Rainfall Expectations:

The weather in the UAE is expected to be fair to partly cloudy at times, with the possibility of convective cloud formation in eastern areas. 

The weather department forecasts the possibility of rainfall by the afternoon. Some regions, such as Fujairah and Khor Fakkan, witnessed showers on Tuesday, as the National Centre of Meteorology predicted. 

Areas in Dubai experienced heavy downpours, particularly in Marmoom, contributing to the greenery in the mountains of Fujairah. Cloud-seeding operations boosted these rains over the weekend.

Humidity and Wind Conditions:

Humidity will increase by night and Thursday morning, potentially leading to fog or mist formation in coastal and internal areas. 

Light to moderate winds are expected, occasionally freshening. The sea conditions are expected to be slightly rough in the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.

Temperature Outlook:

Temperatures are expected to rise, with the country’s mercury reaching as high as 40°C. In specific areas, such as Abu Dhabi and Dubai, temperatures are expected to reach 37°C. 

On Tuesday, the highest recorded temperature in the country was 41.3°C in Al Jazeera B.G. (Al Dhafra area) at 13:15 UAE Local Time.

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