Dense Fog Blankets Suburban Areas of Abu Dhabi, Caution Urged on Roads

The NCM warned the public of hazardous driving conditions due to poor visibility caused by the dense fog. In response, authorities urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads, with speed limits reduced to 80kmph along Abu Dhabi's Al Taf Road

Residents in several suburban areas of Abu Dhabi awoke to dense fog on Thursday, prompting the issuance of red and yellow alerts by the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM). The affected regions included Ajban, Al Faqa (Al Ain), and Nahil, where visibility was severely impacted.

The NCM warned the public of hazardous driving conditions due to poor visibility caused by the dense fog. In response, authorities urged motorists to exercise caution on the roads, with speed limits reduced to 80kmph along Abu Dhabi’s Al Taf Road.

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According to meteorological forecasts, the foggy conditions are anticipated to persist until 9 am, affecting commuting and travel plans for residents in these areas.

While some parts of the country experienced foggy conditions, other regions are expected to have partly cloudy weather with occasional dustiness. As temperatures decrease, humidity levels are expected to rise during the night until Friday morning.

Winds are forecasted to remain light to moderate throughout the day, but there is a possibility of brisk winds causing dusty conditions in some areas.

In terms of maritime conditions, turbulent to moderate waves are expected in the Arabian Gulf, while the Sea of Oman is anticipated to experience light to medium waves.

The sudden onset of dense fog serves as a reminder for residents to remain vigilant while commuting and to adhere to traffic advisories issued by authorities.

Reduced visibility on the roads can significantly increase the risk of accidents, underscoring the importance of cautious driving practices during such weather conditions.

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Residents are advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and heed any warnings or advisories issued by the NCM to ensure their safety and well-being.

As the fog gradually dissipates and weather conditions fluctuate, residents are encouraged to take necessary precautions and adapt their plans accordingly to mitigate any potential risks associated with changing weather patterns.

In conclusion, the dense fog enveloping suburban areas of Abu Dhabi underscores the need for heightened awareness and caution among residents, particularly while navigating the roads during adverse weather conditions.

By exercising prudence and staying informed, individuals can help ensure their safety and the safety of others amidst challenging weather conditions.

 

This article was created using automation and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

Tariq Saeed

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