Flights delayed, diverted due to heavy fog

By Sheena Amos

ABU DHABI 11 February 2018: The heavy fog that engulfed Abu Dhabi early morning yesterday caused travel disruption at the capital’s airport with six flights delayed and four diverted to Sharjah and Al Ain airports due to poor visibility.

A scheduled flight inbound from India was cancelled as the crew was not qualified to land the plane in such weather conditions.

The drop in visibility levels to below 150 metres forced nine flights to delay their take off from Abu Dhabi airport. The airport resumed its normal operations for the day after the fog had cleared.

NCM warns of fog, poor visibility

The National Centre of Meteorology, NCM, has advised motorists to take all precautions against poor visibility which is expected to be less than 500 metres at times over some internal areas, caused by fog formation.

The Centre added that fog formation is expected from 01:00 AM until 10:00 AM in Sunday.