A thick fog has almost blanketed the road.
Abdulrahman Saeed, Staff Reporter
Thick fog continued to form for the second day in a row across various parts in the country on Thursday. The fog lasted for 12 hours and a half in several areas of the country on Thursday, as it started at exactly 10 pm and continued until 10:30am, because of the country being affected by surface high-pressure systems, accompanied with a ridge of upper air high pressure, according to the National Centre for Meteorology (NCM).
It also expects the fog to continue to form until Monday.
In the same context, the National Centre for Meteorology expects the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy in general and dusty at times, with a decrease in temperatures, being significant over the western and coastal areas.
“Humid by night and Saturday morning with a probability of fog or mist formation over some eastern inland areas,” the National Centre for Meteorology added.
It also noted that the winds would be moderate to fresh northwesterly winds especially over the sea, causing blowing dust over some exposed areas especially westward, with a speed of 15 – 25 reaching 40 kilometres/hour. The sea will be moderate to rough in the Arabian Gulf and slight in the Oman Sea.
Meanwhile, the weather on Saturday is expected to be fair to partly cloudy in general and dusty at times. Humid by night and Sunday morning over some internal areas with a probability of mist formation over some eastern inland areas, with another slight decrease in temperatures.
The winds will be light to moderate northwesterly winds, freshening at times over the sea, with a speed of 15 – 25 reaching 40 kilometres/hour. The sea will be moderate to rough in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in the Oman Sea.
It started at 1:00 am in the morning and continued until 8:30 am as a result of the country being affected by weak surface pressure systems accompanied by a high air pressure in the upper atmosphere.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has expected the weather on Friday to be fair to partly cloudy and hazy at times during daytime, with a chance of some convective clouds formation by afternoon eastward.
NCM expected the formation of clouds in the east and far north, with a possibility of rainfall on Sunday. The lowest temperature (11.2 °C) was recorded on Saturday at 6:45am in Rokna in the city of Al Ain.
Dense fog blanketed different areas of the UAE on Wednesday, which lasted for 7 hours. The formation of fog started at 2am and continued until 9am as a result of the country being affected by weak surface pressures, accompanied by an atmospheric high extension in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
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