UAE urges motorists to follow new speed limit on electronic boards due to fog

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Residents can expect a slight increase in temperature today, along with other weather phenomena that require attention. As The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a warning about fog formation, particularly concerning for motorists.

Anticipating a temperature rise

Today, residents can anticipate a slight uptick in temperature, but they should also be prepared for potential challenges posed by foggy conditions. The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a warning specifically directed at motorists, cautioning them about reduced visibility resulting from fog formation on Tuesday morning.

Red Alert for Reduced Visibility

The NCM has raised a red flag, signaling a significant decline in horizontal visibility, particularly along coastal and internal regions. This reduction in visibility could potentially worsen intermittently until approximately 8:30 a.m. To mitigate the risks associated with foggy conditions, the weather department advises caution to all drivers, emphasizing the importance of adhering to fluctuating speed limits communicated through electronic information boards.

Despite the foggy start, the overall weather forecast for the UAE suggests a fair to partly cloudy day on Tuesday, with temperatures gradually inching upwards. In Abu Dhabi, temperatures are expected to peak at 37 oC, while Dubai will experience slightly cooler temperatures at around 35 oC. Additionally, residents can anticipate heightened humidity during the evening and early morning hours of Wednesday, particularly in coastal and internal regions.

In terms of wind conditions, the country can expect light to moderate breezes. Along the coastal areas, the sea is predicted to remain relatively calm, with slight waves in both the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea.

While the day may bring a slight increase in temperature, residents should remain vigilant, especially while driving, due to the potential hazards posed by foggy conditions. As always, it is advisable to stay updated with the latest weather advisories and exercise caution when navigating through affected areas.

In light of the foggy conditions and the potential challenges they present, residents are reminded to take the necessary precautions to ensure their safety. This includes allowing for extra travel time, maintaining a safe distance between vehicles, and using low-beam headlights while driving in reduced visibility.

Additionally, staying informed through reliable weather updates and heeding any advisories from local authorities can help individuals better prepare for and navigate through the day's weather conditions. By remaining cautious and proactive, residents can minimize risks and ensure a safer experience amidst the changing weather patterns.

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