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Watch: Heavy fog, 95% humidity across UAE

Weather forecasters warn motorists to take extra caution while driving as road visibility is reduced over the next few days

08:19 October 1, 2017
A foggy morning in Bur Dubai.

Dubai: Weather forecasters are cautioning drivers about heavy fog at night and in the early mornings, as visibility across the UAE’s roads are down to 1,000 metres.

A motorist driving on Saturday at around midnight posted a video on UAE Storm’s twitter account, showing how road conditions have become at night as cars pass through Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

The fog and mist continued throughout the night and into the early morning, leaving residents on Sunday to find many parts of the country still affected with reduced road visibility, including the major highways leading out of Abu Dhabi and heading to Dubai, Al Ghuwaifat and Al Ain. 

Residents in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah also witnessed the fog, which is expected to continue over the next two days.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said the minimum temperature will be 20-29 degrees Celsius in coastal and internal areas, and a low of 19-23 degrees Celsius in the mountain area.

However, the level of humidity will peak at 95 per cent across coastal and internal areas until Tuesday, bringing temperatures to reach up to 44 degrees Celsius.


Clouds are expected to form over some eastern areas, becoming convective at times during the afternoon.

Light to moderate northeasterly-northwesterly winds will blow across the country, bringing in cooler air especially during the afternoon.

The chance of fog and mist is expected to increase at night and into the early morning over some coastal and internal areas.