UAE announces a new speed limit due to fog and poor visibility

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The weather department in the UAE recently issued a critical warning to motorists due to poor visibility resulting from the formation of fog on Sunday morning.

UAE's Fog Alert and Day Forecast

With visibility expected to drop to less than 1,000 meters, the Met Department sent out a red alert, urging residents to exercise caution while commuting.

In response to the forecasted fog, Abu Dhabi Police took to social media platform X to call on motorists to prioritize safety on the roads. Reduced visibility during foggy conditions can significantly impair driving conditions, making it imperative for drivers to remain vigilant. Motorists are advised to adhere to changing speed limits displayed on electronic information boards, ensuring a safe journey for all road users.

While the fog poses challenges for motorists, the weather forecast for the day indicates a fair to partly cloudy outlook across the UAE. However, hazy conditions may prevail at times, particularly in the eastern and northern regions of the country. Residents are encouraged to stay updated on weather developments and plan their activities accordingly.

As temperatures are expected to rise slightly throughout the day, residents should be prepared for a warm climate, with humidity anticipated to increase by nightfall and into Monday morning, particularly in coastal areas. The combination of higher temperatures and elevated humidity levels underscores the importance of staying hydrated and taking the necessary precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses.

In addition to changes in temperature and humidity, the UAE can expect light to moderate winds to sweep across the country. While wind can offer relief from the heat, it is essential for individuals to secure loose objects and be mindful of potential dust or sand blowing in windy conditions.

Weather Forecast for the Day

Looking specifically at temperature projections, Abu Dhabi and Dubai are forecasted to experience highs of up to 40 oC and 39 oC, respectively. These temperatures highlight the significance of staying cool and seeking shelter from the sun's intense rays, especially during peak daylight hours.

On the maritime front, the sea conditions are expected to range from moderate to slight in both the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea. While this may bode well for maritime activities, individuals are advised to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines while venturing out onto the water.

As the UAE grapples with the onset of foggy conditions and changes in weather patterns, it is crucial for residents to remain vigilant and adaptable. By staying informed about weather alerts, adhering to safety recommendations, and taking necessary precautions, individuals can navigate through the challenges posed by fluctuating weather conditions with confidence and resilience.

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