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04 Dec 2018 | 05:37 PM UTC

UAE: Officials issue orange warning for heavy fog December 4

United Arab Emirates News Alert

Officials issue orange weather alert for heavy fog on December 4; transportation disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/4/2018, 12:00 AM until 12/5/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dubai). COUNTRY/REGION United Arab Emirates

Event

The UAE Meteorological Department issued an orange weather alert for heavy fog on Tuesday, December 4. According to local sources, visibility in some areas of the UAE was reduced to 500 m (1640 ft). Hazardous weather conditions are forecast in the coming hours and through Wednesday, December 5. Transportation disruptions (e.g. due to low visibility on roads) are likely.

Context

Heavy fog is common in the UAE and often results in transportation disruptions, including flight delays and cancelations.

Advice

Individuals in the UAE are advised to monitor local weather reports, confirm the status of their flights prior to departure for the airport, allow for extra travel time in affected areas, and exercise caution when driving.

 

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