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23 April 2024

UAE weather: Fog over Abu Dhabi

By Bindu Rai

The National Center for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) weekend forecast for fog has rolled over into the first day of the week with the NCMS reporting this morning that there is fog over some areas of Abu Dhabi.

Meanwhile Dubai Police have tweeted that there is an accident on Etihad Road, toward Dubai Police HQ tunnel.

Motorists, as always, are being put on alert to drive carefully.

Gulf warms up after two-week cold spell

Temperatures in Saudi Arabia and nearby Gulf countries have started to rise after a two-week cold spell that brought rain and strong winds in the region.

“The cold spell in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries ended on Friday and a new 12-day warm period started on Saturday,” the Saudi daily ‘Sabq’ said, quoting well-known Saudi astronomer Mohammed Al Thaqfi.

He said the weather would be relatively warm in the day and cool at night through this period before temperatures dip slightly again afterwards.

He said Met offices in Saudi Arabia forecast the weather would be sunny most of the time during that period.

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Gulf countries reeled under one of the coldest winter periods, heavy rain and strong winds last week. Many areas in Saudi Arabia were also covered by snow after temperatures dipped near zero.

Weekend weather

The UAE’s National Center for Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) has further stated rough seas will continue to make it dangerous to head into the Arabian Gulf and the Oman Sea on Friday.

Speaking to Emirates 24|7, a spokesperson for the NCMS further stated: “The weather on Friday will remain partly cloudy over parts of the UAE, with rising humidity levels giving way to early morning fog over the western internal areas of the country.

“The weather on Saturday will follow in similar pattern, with the temperatures gradually rising by a degree or so, while the relative humidity is also likely to increase during night and early morning over some internal areas on Sunday with chance of fog over these areas.”

The marine warning, which has been in place these past 24 hours will also finally lift.