UAE issues rain alert as thick fog engulfs parts of Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi

Authorities have implemented reduced speed limits on various roads across the Emirates in response to alerts about diminished visibility due to thick fog.

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As people in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Dubai awoke to thick fog, the National Centre of Meteorology issued red and yellow advisories for parts of the United Arab Emirates.

The officials highlighted the locations most prone to poor weather using X to ensure everyone stays safe on the highways. Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road, Al Minhad, Jebel Ali, Al Faqa, and Expo were among the Dubai roadways where fog was a problem for vehicles. The letter informed homes that the visibility restrictions would remain in effect until 9 a.m. today.

Abu Dhabi Police warned drivers to be extra careful because of the low visibility caused by the fog, and they issued cautious advice in response. Electronic information boards visibly indicate the ever-changing speed restrictions, which motorists are encouraged to adhere to. Furthermore, several highways in the emirate, such as Sweihan Road (Sweihan-AAl Faya Bridge), Al Taff Road (Sweihan-AAl Ajban), Mohammed Bin Rashid Road (Kizad-SSeih Shuaib), and Maktoum Bin Rashid Road (Al Smeeh-SSeih Shuaib), have had their speed restrictions reduced to 80 km/hr by the authorities.

The National Centre of Meteorology has issued a yellow notice for southern portions of the nation due to light to moderate showers, which will occur in conjunction with the fog alerts. In response, the Abu Dhabi Police Department emphasized the need of drivers being extra careful due to the rain. Following the posted variable speed restrictions was a major point of their message.

Predictions from the National Centre of Meteorology indicate that there will be light rain moving southward along with partly cloudy skies generally and occasional medium clouds in certain regions. Light to moderate breezes will be the norm, with occasional freshening, and temperatures will increase. In the Arabian Gulf, sea conditions are expected to be light, while in the Oman Sea, they will be mild to moderate.

In the interior of the nation, temperatures might reach 35 °C, while in the mountainous regions they could drop to 11 °C.

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