Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 25 October 2020

Drivers warned as thick fog rolls into Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Hazardous driving conditions were reported along coastal areas of the Emirates on Tuesday morning

Thick fog enveloped the coastal areas of the UAE on Tuesday morning to create treacherous driving conditions during the early morning rush hour.

Weather warnings issued by the National Centre of Meteorology reminded motorists to be vigilant on the roads, particularly in Dubai where visibility was reduced to less than 50 metres in some places.

Low visibility was cited as a major factor in a 21-car pile up on the Dubai Bypass in Sharjah towards Umm Al Quwain on Monday, when two people were injured.

The mist is expected to clear through the day, with temperatures climbing to 41°C in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

It will be mainly clear skies for much of the country, although cloud formation is more likely inland and on the east coast.

Updated: September 22, 2020 04:10 PM

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