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UAE weather has dropped to 17°C

Thick fog affected various areas of the UAE on Tuesday, with road visibility falling to 500 metres

09:00 October 24, 2017
Mist and fog which settled across Dubai early Friday morning

Dubai: The mornings are all set to be a breeze as the minimum temperatures have now gone below 20 degrees Celsius.

On Tuesday, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) recorded the lowest temperature at 17.3 degrees Celsius in Damtha, at 6.45am.


The NCMS also posted a map of the lowest temperatures recorded across the country between midnight and 8am, which showed a minimum of 17.4 degrees Celsius in Jebel Jais at 6.30am, and 19.7 degrees Celsius in Madinat Zayed, Abu Dhabi. 

Meanwhile, thick fog affected various areas of the UAE, and is expected to continue in the mornings over the next two days with road visibility dropping to 500 metres.


The weather on Tuesday will be fair in general and partly cloudy at times, with some clouds appearing over the eastern areas of the country by noon.


“The relative humidity will increase during night and early morning, with a probability of fog and mist forming over scattered areas. The sea will be slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and Oman Sea,” said the NCMS.


Moderate to strong northwesterly winds will also blow over the sea, which is expected to reach up to 35km/h over the coast.


Forecasters said that over the next two days, with temperatures also slightly dropping to an expected minimum of 17-23 degrees Celsius in the coastal areas and a maximum of 33-35 degrees Celsius, with humidity lows ranging from 20 to 35 per cent.