A sign board warns motorists about the fog.
Emad Eddin Khalil, Staff Reporter
Fog blanketed some coastal and interior areas in the UAE on Sunday morning, and lasted for 9 hours, starting at 12:00 midnight, and continued until 9:00am, as a result of the country being affected by weak pressure surface systems accompanied by an atmospheric high extension in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
Fog started to form on Nahil, Sweihan, Al Khazna, Al Hayer and other areas in Al Ain, on Marghem, Murqab, Lahab and Al Marmoom in Dubai, on Al Dhaid, Al Bataeh and Al Madam in Sharjah, on Al Ain Airport and separate areas in Abu Dhabi.
The lowest temperature in the country, 20.7°C was recorded on Sunday morning, in Rakna in Al Ain city, at 06:30am, local time in the UAE.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) expected that the weather of Monday and Tuesday to be generally clear and partly cloudy at times, with the possibility of some convective clouds in the east and south in the afternoon.
It will be humid by night and Tuesday morning with a chance of fog or light fog formation over some coastal and interior areas.
Winds will be southeastern turning to northwesterly and northeasterly, light to moderate but active at times and stirring dust during the day, at a speed from 15 to 25 up to 35 kilometres/hr.
The sea is will be light to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and light in the Sea of Oman.
The NCM pointed out that the weather on Wednesday will be generally clear and dusty at times during the day with a chance of forming some convective clouds to the east and south which may be rainy in the afternoon.
It will be humid at night and on Thursday morning with a chance of fog or light fog formation over some coastal and inland areas. Winds will be southeasterly turning to northwesterly, light to moderate in speed, active at times and stirring dust.
The sea will be light to moderate and may be turbulent at times in the west in the evening in the Arabian Gulf and light in the Sea of Oman.
Thursday’s weather is expected it to be generally clear, with a chance of some convective clouds to the east which might be rainy in the afternoon.
It will be humid at night and on Friday morning, with the possibility of light fog formation over some inland areas. Winds will be southeasterly turning to northwesterly, light to moderate, active at times and stirring dust.
The sea is moderate to light in the Arabian Gulf and light in the Sea of Oman.
The sea will be moderate to light in the Arabian Gulf and light in the Sea of Oman, the NCM indicated.
In this regard, the Abu Dhabi Police activated on Monday the system of reducing speeds to 80 kilometres on 6 main roads in Abu Dhabi, namely: Sweihan Road (Nahil - Al Hayer), Al Bada - Nahil, Al Ain - Dubai Road (Al Hayer - Al Faqa), Al Wagan - Al Ain Road, the Trucks Road - Al Faqaa, and Abu Dhabi – Sweihan.
The police appealed to motorist to adhere to the speed limits specified on signs and electronic signboards on the roads in times of fog.
Among the areas that witnessed fog formation were Al Ajban, Al Samih and Bu Hamra areas in Abu Dhabi, Ghayathi Road, Madinat Zayed, Bida Al Tawa and Mukheiraz in Al Dhafra region, and on Al Khazna, Ramah and Sweihan areas in Al Ain, the NCM said.
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.
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.
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