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More on desert fog.

Just a follow-up on my fog post because there was a comment asking whether it was real fog in my photo or whether it was something to do with a sandstorm.

No, it’s real, genuine, wet, cold fog.

The sun burns it off, usually by nine or ten in the morning, and here’s another photo in Dubai Marina as it was being burnt off.

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Desert fog?

Dubai is a small dot on a huge desert landscape, so friends overseas are always surprised when I tell them that that fog has caused chaos on the roads and with air traffic.

We’ve had thick fog the last couple of mornings, 150 road accidents in 2 hours and 25 flights diverted from Dubai International airport. Humidity was 98%, which means thick fog and visibility down to a few metres. Here’s what we get:

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Dust Storm??

Looking out the window from my office, I noticed that the weather seemed cloudy, as if its going to rain soon.

However, with the apparent wind speed, its probably a dust storm.

Any inputs?

Weather Warning hoax

A couple of days back, an anonymous emai was circulated in UAE (Dubai), warning people to stay indoors on Friday due to expected storm and winds speed upto 60mph.

Gulf News has printed this article on the issue:

According to Phil Targett, duty forecaster at Dubai International Airport: “We’re not expecting anything dramatic on Friday according to our modelling data. Friday looks like being a relatively average sort of day.”

Dubai Water City!!

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A Beautiful Rainy day! A Beauty-Full-Of-Rainwater!!

Question is, would I have chosen to go around the town in MY Lambo if it was raining?? (Then again, the only Lambo I own sits on the shelf and is perfectly safe from any kind of hazards!!)

Some more pics of Bank Street at 1330 Hrs:

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Rain Rain & Rain!!!

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Its reaining since 0800 Hrs in emirates of Sharjah and Dubai, rest of the emirates must be experiancing showers, but I dont have any news so far. The attached photo is of my temporary office’s main entrance in Jebel Ali, I took it arround 1130 Hrs and still I can hear thunders loud and clear, water is dripping from windows and sipping hot cofee, when temperature is down till 18 centigrates. Come on guys we dont get this kind of weather every year here. so enjoy it, leave the worries and work for a while and chill.
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Weather Report

Good Morning Everyone. Its 0830 in a beautiful morning. I’m in Bur Dubai and its raining heavily with strong winds. There is such a heavy cloud formation that it doesnt seem that the rain will stop anytime soon.

How’s the weather in other areas of the town / emirates?? I heard that its thundering with heavy mist in Jumeirah!

Guys, lets pour in the weather report from wherever you are!!!

Morning Rain! Blessing or crisis

Today morning, the whole of the UAE seemed to be completely immobilised due to a slight drizzling in the wee hours of the day.

It is sad to see that such and advanced region in the world hs not been able to plan and cope up with its increasing traffic volume and comes to a complete halt merely due to a drizzle.

I left home at my usual time, 0630 (my office starts at 0800), but couldnt even get to the main road. Came back home and tried again at 0830 but the same.

Finally, left home at 1000 and got to work at 1230…..Whoa!! that’s like, a 2 and a half hour drive to Bur Dubai!!!

Man, the govt, really really need to take this seriously!

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