UAE weather: fair and partly cloudy with chance of rain

Temperatures will reach 35°C in Abu Dhabi and 34°C in Dubai today

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 30 OCTOBER 2018 - Cloudy weather with drizzle of rain at Dubai Opera, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum boulevard.  Leslie Pableo for The National

Fog engulfed parts of the UAE coast on Thursday, prompting police to reduce speed limits on motorways for a third consecutive day.

The murky weather stretched from beyond Umm Al Quwain in the north, down to the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, also affecting an area on the southern border.

Forecasters at the National Centre of Meteorology issued an alert and speed limits were reduced to 80kph as visibility fell below 1,000 metres in the affected areas.

The fog is expected to lift by 10am, leaving a fair to partly cloudy day.

Temperatures will fall slightly, reaching a high of 34°C on the coast and up to 36°C inland.

Clouds could form in the east by the afternoon and could bring some light rain.

Humidity will rise again overnight night, raising the risk of further fog or mist forming over some coastal and internal areas, especially in the west. Fog is common at this time of the year as the seasons change.

Winds will be light to moderate and conditions will be calm in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

Over the weekend, the weather will be similar, with a risk of rain in the east on Friday.

Temperatures will fall a little, only reaching highs of around 32°C in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain on Friday and Saturday.

Winds will be light to moderate and conditions will be calm in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea.

Updated: November 4th 2021, 3:50 AM
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