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Thick fog blankets several areas of UAE

Thick fog engulfed various parts of the country on Sunday morning, dimming the horizontal visibility to a very low level in the inland and middle areas. It prevailed across Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Road.

There were huge tailbacks; for instance, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic in several areas of Sharjah.

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has issued warnings over the fog and the poor horizontal visibility caused by it, appealing to the motorists driving on external or internal roads leading to those areas to be careful and abide by traffic rules.

The NCM has said that the weather is expected to be fair to partly cloudy and relative humidity will increase during the night

Dubai Police took to social media to inform motorists about speed limits being reduced on key Abu Dhabi, Dubai roads. The police further explained that reducing speed limits on roads helps the traffic situation during the weather fluctuations, particularly fog.

The modified speed during fog formation is the regular speed on roads until horizontal visibility is clear.

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