Ibrahim Saleem (Abu Dhabi)
The National Center of Meteorology expects that the country will witness a remarkable decrease in temperatures, today and tomorrow, with severe turbulence in the Arabian Gulf reaching 11 feet in depth, while waves will reach 8 feet in depth in the Sea of Oman.
It also expected the formation of fog and light fog in some coastal and interior areas of the country, while fog and intermittent fog cover the island of Abu Dhabi, and different parts of the country, with the horizontal visibility of the lowest levels sometimes in some interior and coastal areas from 11 pm the day before yesterday until ten in the morning .
The competent authorities called on the public to drive cautiously and adhere to the instructions of the traffic and reduce the speed, to avoid any symptoms caused by fog.
The center said: Fog is formed during the day, and as the weather stabilizes, the daytime breeze cycle is activated, so the northern winds loaded with moisture from the waters of the Arabian Gulf blow toward the land, while the earth gains its heat from the sun’s rays, adding: “As the sun sets, the earth loses its heat gradually. Then, the layer of air near the surface of the earth begins to cool, and if the temperature drops quickly until it reaches the dew point, the water vapor in the air condenses and with the calm of the winds at night and in the early morning, fog forms.
He added: These factors are more frequent during the winter and on large areas, while they are less frequent in the rest of the year seasons and in limited areas, and with sunrise the fog begins to gradually disappear due to the sun’s rays and the rise in the surface temperature of the earth, so that the fog disappears in the morning hours, and subsides. Fog in two cases .. When the surface of the earth is hot due to high temperatures, and with the presence of fast winds, they move the fog mass.
The National Center of Meteorology pointed out that the inland regions are most affected by fog conditions, and coastal roads are also affected sometimes.