Vigilance is the need of the day as weathermen issue fog alert

Vigilance is the need of the day as weathermen issue fog alert

If you are going to be driving on the roads of UAE, it would be advisable to exercise caution as thick fog has enveloped many parts of the country. The weather forecasts urged motorist to drive carefully and to take adequate precautions to avoid any untoward incidents from happening.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has said that visibility had considerably dropped in the central, western and northern parts of the UAE as the fog started to build from around 2 am. The met department thus issued the amber alert in the wake of the fog formation. Early this morning, foggy conditions descended on the northern coasts and the southwestern interior areas.

The NCM also added that the foggy days were expected to continue on the heels of the cooler weather conditions that are setting in. Meanwhile fog was reported in the areas of Madinat Zayed in Abu Dhabi, Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, Al Minhad, Ajman, Sharjah as well as Dubai, bringing down visibility to about 800 meters.