Wild weather systems have drenched the country’s east, prompting tens of thousands of evacuations, especially in the hardest hit state of New South Wales (NSW) where dams continue to overflow and rivers bulge.
Strong and dust-stirring southerly to south-easterly winds at 40 km/h blew on various parts of the UAE on Thursday, causing horizontal visibility to drop to less than 3,000 metres sometimes in some inland areas for 7 hours.
Fog blanketed some areas of the UAE on Sunday morning, and lasted for eight hours. It started at midnight and continued until 8.00 on Sunday morning.
In mountainous areas temperatures would drop below -10°C (14 Fahrenheit), conditions that could last until Thursday, the agency added.
The year 2020 was among the three hottest on record, the other two being 2016 and 2019, as per the UN’s science agency. The finding is ‘another stark reminder of the relentless pace of climate change,’ said the UN chief.
The National Centre of Meteorology has warned residents over poor visibility, and urged motorists to drive carefully and within the speed limit.
Fog blanketed some of the interior areas of the UAE on Friday morning, and lasted for five and a half hours. It started at midnight and continued until 5.30am, due to a surface air depression with a high air extension in the upper atmosphere.
Aljunaibi, who is based in Abu Dhabi, shot the video just after sunrise from a tower block in the capital.
Fog causes low visibility across some internal and external routes in Dubai. Stay focused on the road, reduce your speed and maintain a safe distance, said Dubai Police.