Weather alert: Fog descends across UAE on Sunday

Dubai: Motorists on Sunday morning faced yet another day with heavy fog, as road visibility dropped to less than 100 metres.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) warned residents to expect more foggy days ahead, which is likely to continue until Tuesday.

The NCM also issued a cautionary message to motorists, advising road users of low visibility that dipped below 100m.

The weather on Sunday will range from fair to partly cloudy in general, and hazy at times. Light to moderate winds will blow across the country, while the relative humidity will increase at night and into the early morning over most of the internal and coastal areas.

Dubai Airports recorded a number of delayed flights on Sunday morning due to the thick fog.

According to, a number of flights were delayed at Dubai International Airport, with an average delay time of 78 minutes.

The weather recorded by 8am was down at a cool 19 degrees Celsius, with expected lows of 12 degrees Celsius in coastal areas, between eight and 16 degrees Celsius in internal areas, and 10-16 degrees Celsius in the mountain region. 

Fog will peak during the morning and into the night, with the level of dense fog continuing into Monday morning.


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