Dense fog expected to engulf Dubai, Abu Dhabi on Monday

Emirates airline urges customers to check their flight status on its website
Dense fog expected to engulf Dubai, Abu Dhabi on Monday
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By Staff writer
Sun 04 Dec 2016 11:26 AM

Dense fog is expected to cover most of the UAE on Monday with temperatures expected to drop by two to three degrees, according to country’s National Center of Meteorology & Seismology (NCMS).

Increase in relative humidity overnight will help develop thick blankets of fog in most of Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi and the eastern parts. Motorists have been urged to keep distance between vehicles and drive slow when the visibility is poor.

“Chance of fog in land is quite high over the next two days, with wind heading from the sea increasing the level of humidity at night. So early mornings will be foggy by up to 80 to 90 percent,” a met official told Gulf News.

Strong north-westerly winds are also expected to make the sea choppy, with waves rising up to six feet offshore and up to four feet onshore.

Minimum temperatures in the coastal area will hover around 19 to 21 degrees Celsius, while the maximum will be around 30 degrees Celsius.

On Saturday, an Emirates spokesperson said severe fog caused the cancellation and delay of numerous of is flights at Dubai International Airport.

“Emirates urges customers to check their flight status on Emirates website for the latest information regarding their flights. Emirates apologises for the inconvenience caused. The safety of our passengers and crew is of utmost importance and will not be compromised,” a spokesperson told the newspaper.

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