Drive slowly, low visibility ahead

The NCMS warned beachgoers against surfing the sea during this period because of the roughness of the sea. (File)

Visibility has been largely reduced in the Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Western areas thanks to a thick blanket of fog and dust funneled to the country from Southern Iraq, according to the National Centre for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS).

NCMS, in a statement, has warned beachgoers and sailors not to venture out to sea as strong North-Western wind patterns are forecast to cause eight-foot high waves.

Motorists also were urged by the center to be cautious as dust and fog reduced visibility to 400 meters in some areas.

A largely dusty conditions are expected to linger over the country, the forecaster noted.

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