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Drivers urged to take extra care in fog

Social media was abuzz with a latest Dubai hashtag, and Sharjah Police deployed extra patrols due to low visibility on roads on Wednesday

Mariam M. Al Serkal & Aghaddir Ali
06:51 September 27, 2017
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Sharjah: Police in Sharjah are urging motorists to drive with caution and full concentration as fog blanketed the UAE on Wednesday.

The police have geared up to ensure road safety by deploying more patrols to deal with any emergency in low visibility.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai, in addition to police, advised motorists to drive at low speed, check the weather forecast for updates and avoid using congested roads where possible.

The National Center of Meteorology and Seismology on Wednesday further warned residents about thick fog across various parts of the country, including Sharjah, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi.

As fog enveloped the UAE’s skyscrapers and roads, residents took to social media to share the stunning views they captured, with the caption #WinterIsComing.

 

 

🌫Dubai this morning! Super fog! #foggy #marina #dubai #foggyday 🌫

A post shared by Nathalie Daou (@nathdaou) on

 

Fog is expected to continue to affect visibility on UAE roads until Thursday, according to the NCMS. 

The NCMS, in its daily weather update, said the forecast for today is hot in general during daytime, mild by night while being partly cloudy and hazy at times.

Clouds will form over some eastern areas, becoming convective at times during afternoon, it said.

However, there will be light to moderate winds in general, freshening at times during the afternoon and it may cause blowing dust over some exposed areas.

The UAE Storm Centre posted a video of heavy mist and fog that covered Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and other emirates. 

The relative humidity is likely to increase during the night and early morning over some coastal and internal areas, with a chance of fog and mist formation.