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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 September 2018

Weather: Heavy fog gives way to clear sunny day

Visibility likely to drop below 1000 metres in places, as morning drivers warned to take extra care

Heavy fog will drift into coastal areas on Saturday morning
Heavy fog will drift into coastal areas on Saturday morning

Heavy fog blighted early morning journeys for motorists on Friday as drivers are advised to take extra care out on the roads of the UAE with more heavy fog likely to drift in during the early hours of Saturday.

Coastal areas are likely to be worst affected, although fog and mist patches should burn off in most areas by mid-morning.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology reported foggy patches over Ras Al Khaimah and Al Minhad area in Dubai on Friday.

NCMS forecasters warned residents that fog could increase causing poor visibility, down to less than 1000 meters at times into Saturday morning.

The weather will continue to be partly cloudy and hazy at times, although it will remain hot.

Some clouds will increase over the eastern and southern parts of the country, according to forecasters.

Light to moderate winds in general may cause blowing dust over exposed areas in the country, with north-easterly to south-easterly wind-speeds of 14 to 24 kph blowing dust and sand over exposed areas.

Humidity levels will rise overnight and during the early morning hours of Saturday over some coastal and internal areas, with a further chance of fog formation.

Humidity is also expected to reach 95 per cent across coastal regions.

Temperatures will range from 37 to 42°C in the interior regions and 33 to 38°C along the coast.

The sea will be moderate to rough in the Arabian Gulf and slight to moderate in Oman Sea.

Temperatures fell to just 19.3 °C in Jais mountain at 4am on Friday, although the summer heat shows little sign of shifting just yet elsewhere in the UAE.

Rain lashed different parts of the country on Thursday, including Masafi and Wadi Merbid on Thursday night.

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