Different regions of the UAE witnessed fog which lasted 8 hours, resulting in low visibility, less than 50 metres on some coastal and interior areas, as a result of the country being affected by a surface air extension, accompanied by an air extension in the upper atmosphere.
The UAE authorities have warned motorists to reduce speed when driving on highways, and if possible pull over if the fog affects the visibility.
The lowest temperature recorded over the country on Monday was 19.2 °C in Raknah at 05:45am.
Abu Dhabi Police activate the speed reduction system for 5 hours daily during the fog. The fog began to form intermittently on the Abu Dhabi-Al Ain road, as the horizontal visibility levels decreased to less than 1,000 metres.
The NCM said, "Heavy fog was witnessed over Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, and Ras Al Khaimah."
The never-before-seen photos show the emirate’s skyscrapers hidden in fog, making it look surreal.
The NCM has warned of the formation of fog and lack of visibility, appealing to motorists to exercise precautions to preserve the public safety.
Fog also formed over Madinat Zayed at 7am, and Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature on Thursday morning, reaching 4.1°C at 6am.
The UAE’s weather body said Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah experienced thick fog in most of the areas, while Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah saw fog patches in some areas.