Coastal and inland areas in the UAE experienced prolonged fog, lasting for 11.5 hours from Friday night to Saturday morning. Abu Dhabi Police responded by reducing speed limits to 80 km/h on 14 roads.
Speed limit reduced to 80 km/h on roads in Abu Dhabi
Fog affected various regions, including Madinat Zayed, Hameem, Muzaira’a, and Tal Al Sarab in Al Dhafra; Sweihan in Al Ain; and Al Wathba, Al Haffar Bridge – Al Khatam, Arjan, Razin, Seeh Shuaib, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road towards Al Shamkha in Abu Dhabi.
Intermittent fog also impacted Abu Dhabi Island, Emirates Road from Umm Al Quwain to Ras Al Khaimah, Lehbab, Al Awir, Al Lisaili, Hind City in Dubai, Al Batayeh in Sharjah, and other areas.
Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah recorded the lowest temperature at 12.1 degrees Celsius at 12:30 am.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) urged caution on the roads, emphasizing adherence to traffic instructions during low horizontal visibility caused by fog.
Low visibility due to fog
Abu Dhabi Police echoed the warning, urging motorists to be cautious due to reduced visibility and to follow varying speed limits displayed on electronic traffic signs.
Speed limits were reduced to 80 km/h on 14 main roads, including Sweihan Road, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Road, Abu Dhabi-Al Ain, Sheikha Salama Bint Butti Road, Al Taff, Hazza Bin Sultan I Road, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Highway, and Arabian Gulf.
Looking ahead, NCM forecasts clear to partly cloudy weather on Monday, with possible rain, humidity, and fog in some areas. Northeasterly to northwesterly winds are expected.
Tuesday’s weather will be generally clear to partly cloudy, with humidity at night and potential fog over inland areas. Northwesterly winds may become active, especially offshore.
Wednesday will see clear to partly cloudy weather, with low clouds in coastal and northern areas and a temperature drop. Humidity and a chance of fog persist at night and Thursday morning.
Moderate waves are expected in the sea, turning rough at times, particularly at night in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Stay tuned for weather updates.