Fog Day 2: Dubai residents still on cloud 9

The UAE’s official weather forecaster, the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), has issued a warning as dense fog has led to visibility falling to near zero in various parts of the country this morning.

A blanket of fog covers the Tecom area of Dubai. (Pic: Majorie van Leijen)

A top view of Tecom highrises engulfed by fog. (Majorie van Leijen)

Dubai roads in darkness as fog engulf the emirates. (Pic: Vicky Kapur)

A foggy morning in Dubai, making it difficult for drivers on the move. (Pic: Parag Deulgaonkar)

Traffic congestions on various routes, most notably the Sheikh Zayed Road going from Dubai towards Abu Dhabi, as a result of the dense blanket of fog as well as numerous accidents that have resulted due to commuters not slowing down or taking enough safety precautions.
 
Dense fog cloaked other Emirates as well. In the picture you can see Ajman covered with dense fog. (Pic: VM Sathish)
 
Sharjah residents also enjoyed change of climate. (Pic: VM Sathish) 

Traffic in Dubai road at snail's pace due to dense fog. (Pic: Vicky Kapur)

Drivers are being advised to remain extra cautious on the roads, and avoid driving altogether if possible until the fog burns out in due time.

Dense fog makes it diificult for drivers to move fast on Dubai roads. (Pic: Vicky Kapur) 

Ajman traffic sufferes due to think fog. (Pic: VM Sathish)

Ajman. (Pic: VM Sathish)

The NCMS forecasts fog not only for the early morning, but for the evening and night across the UAE. The foggy conditions are likely to stay for the rest of the week. (Pic: Parag Deulgaonkar)

Cloudy morning captured by Dubai residents. (Pic: Eudore Chand)

Dubai residents wake up to yet another foggy morning even as there is zero visibility on most of Dubai roads. The Met office expects visibility to remain low until mid-morning.

 Darkness in the region due to dense cloud. (Pic: Meesha Kapoor)

 

Motorist clicks picture of the darkened sky. (Pic: Vicky Kapur)

Darkness hovers as clouds descend over Dubai on Tuesday morning. (Pic: Vicky Kapur)

 

Dubai Marina buildings enveloped in cloud. (Pic: Priyanka Dutt)

Cloud moves out from the Dubai Marina sky. Marina Walk is finally visible. (Pic: Priyanka Dutt)

Usual morning traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road. Drivers enjoy the cloudy Dubai skyline. (Pic: Vicky Kapur)

(Pic: Eudore Chand)

Some areas of Dubai were blanketed by fog, which raised the spectre of traffic jams and early morning crawls. However, up until 9am, there weren’t any major news of accidents or traffic snarls, except at the usual hold-up areas.

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