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18 July 2024

Heavy fog in Al Ain; visibility down to 200m


As a cold snap sweeps through the northern and western regions of the UAE, sending the mercury south of four degrees Celsius, the increased humidity is also sending a wave of fog to descend on parts of Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.
The weather report currently shows the temperature in Al Ain dropping to a chilly 9 degrees Celsius.
According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), the UAE’s weather agency, the fog this morning has greatly reduced visibility to less than 500 metres, especially near Al Ain International Airport.
However, commuters that are travelling the stretch between Abu Dhabi City and Al Ain are reporting on Twitter that visibility is just shy of 200m, if not less.
The NCMS reported that the Liwa region also has its share of scattered mist, with drivers in both areas cautioned to proceed with care.
With the last few days of rain cooling the climes in parts of the UAE, the areas around Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah and Jebel Hafeet in Al Ain, could see reduced temperatures, ranging between 4 and 8 degrees Celsius.
Those who are further inland could see low of 11 degrees Celsius in the evenings, while coastal stretches will experience a little more warmth at 14 degrees.
The NCMS has also warned of rough seas, issuing a marine warning to fishermen for the waters of the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.