Unstable weather conditions and strong winds caused heavy dust storm over parts of the UAE this week, leading to 1 044 road accidents in just two days. Three people have been killed and 44 injured.
On Sunday, July 29, there were 631 road accidents, including 12 major, and another 413 on Monday, July 30, according to The National. Three people were killed and 44 injured in an accident involving a bus, a lorry, a minivan and a car in Abu Dhabi on Monday.
Dubai police said they received around 16 000 emergency calls.
UAE's National Center for Meteorology (NMC), advised residents to be extra cautious during hazy and dusty conditions. Drivers have been warned to be extra careful on the roads and follow safety measures.
Low visibility on the roads across the country may last until Thursday, August 2, NMC said.
Maximum temperature expected in inland areas are expected to reach 49 °C (120.2 °F) and humidity levels between 55 and 75%.
In addition, light to moderate winds are expected throughout the week, with suspended and blowing dust and visibility less than 2 km (1.2 miles).
Dust storm over the Middle East on July 30, 2018. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS
Featured image: Dust storm over the Middle East on July 30, 2018. Credit: NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP/VIIRS
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