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Dusty weather plays havoc with visibility in UAE
BY RASHA JAMAL February 14, 2018
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ABU DHABI: A dusty weather prevailed over the country on Wednesday, as a result of the strong dust stirring winds.

The horizontal visibility in some areas reached less than 1,000 metres, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM), which expects that it is going to be clearer on Thursday. It also expects that opportunities of fog formation will be unlikely until end of the week, while temperatures will continue to hike.
The Western Region was the most affected by the dusty winds, which led to a decrease in the horizontal visibility between 1,000 and 3,000 metres in some areas. The NCM attributed this condition to the activity of the dust stirring winds coming from the Arabian Peninsula, especially Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
It was said that wave led to the acceleration of the northwesterly winds extending from north of the Arabian Gulf to the south, till the Western Region and the inland areas. It reached Abu Dhabi and its outskirts at dawn of Wednesday, and continued towards north and east in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah.
The Center also reported that this wave of dust had greatly affected the sea and the desert and open areas, until it extended to Abu Dhabi especially the airport area, Al Maktoum International Airport, where the visibility reached less than 2,000 metres and less than 4,000 m in Al Bateen Airport.
The low clouds, especially over the eastern coast increases the chance of light rain on Thursday, the NCMS added.

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