Buildings in the Dubai skyline were enveloped by fog on Sunday. Twitter photo
Gulf Today Report
Thick fog engulfed various parts of the country on Sunday morning, dimming the horizontal visibility to a very low level in the inland and middle areas. It prevailed across Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road.
There were huge tailbacks; for instance, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic in several areas of Sharjah.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued warnings over the fog and the poor horizontal visibility caused by it, appealing to the motorists driving on external or internal roads leading to those areas to be careful and abide by traffic rules.
The NCM has said that the weather is expected to be fair to partly cloudy and relative humidity will increase during the night
Dubai Police took to social media to inform motorists about speed limits being reduced on key Abu Dhabi, Dubai roads. The police further explained that reducing speed limits on roads helps the traffic situation during the weather fluctuations, particularly fog.
An aerial view of the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
The modified speed during fog formation is the regular speed on roads until horizontal visibility is clear.
The NCM has warned of the formation of fog and lack of visibility, appealing to motorists to exercise precautions to preserve the public safety.
Among the areas that witnessed heavy rainfall were Wadi Al Ajili in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah-Kalba Road, while Ekhaidir and Al Dhaid in Sharjah, Muzaira in Ajman and the Masafi and Asfi in Ras Al Khaimah witnessed moderate rain.
As many as 20 people including one with minor injuries have been rescued by the security teams of Hatta Police Station, after they had stranded in Hatta valley (Umm Al Nosoor) in the emirate of Dubai on Tuesday evening.
When the Civil Defence men reached the accident site, one of them recognised the car. To his horror, it turned out to be his father’s vehicle. His two sisters were also inside the vehicle.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Thursday approved the second phase of Sharjah Education Academy, that aims to develop the professional capabilities of educational cadres and granting professional and university qualifications in the field of education.
Fog blanketed separate areas of the UAE on Thursday morning, and lasted 6 hours from 12am until 8am, due to a weak surface low extension with a weak high extension in the upper atmosphere.
A migrant specialist in the Gulf since 2010 has welcomed and hailed the commitment and dedication of the UAE and Philippine governments in addressing concerns surrounding household service workers (HSWs), resulting in the implementation of a progressive bilateral labour agreement