UAE weather: foggy start in Abu Dhabi as police urge caution on the roads

The murky weather cut a swathe through the country, starting at the Abu Dhabi border

Police have warned drivers to take care on the roads after thick fog blanketed parts of the UAE on Wednesday.

Murky conditions cut a swathe through the country, starting at the Abu Dhabi-Dubai border and extending west towards Saudi Arabia.

Motorists heading to Abu Dhabi from Dubai reported thick fog affecting visibility on the E11 motorway.

The fog is expected to lift by 9am, leaving a fair to partly cloudy day, with a slight rise in temperatures.

Temperatures will hit 25°C in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. It will be sunny in the capital, but cloudier in Dubai.

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

Temperatures will climb again on Thursday to highs of 26°C in Abu Dhabi and 27°C in Dubai.

However, residents have been warned to expect a "significant drop" in temperatures by the weekend, the National Centre of Meteorology reports.

The significantly colder weather is set to hit western and coastal areas by Friday, the NCM said.

On Tuesday forecasters noted the coldest temperature recorded over the UAE was 6.5°C in Raknah in Al Ain.

And figures this low could be widespread across the UAE by the weekend, the NCM said.

Updated: January 26, 2022, 4:26 AM