It was a misty morning for many motorists in Qatar today, as residents fought slower-than-usual traffic due to the presence of thick fog.
Authorities cautioned commuters to proceed carefully on the roads due to decreased visibility. According to the Qatar Meteorology Department, an increase in humidity caused the dense fog:
يرجى الحذر الشديد !!
توضح صورة الأقمار الإصطناعية إنتشار الضباب الكثيف على معظم مناطق البلاد pic.twitter.com/zrLihmYfM0
— أرصاد قطر (@qatarweather) January 6, 2015
While on the roads, motorists should not to use their hazard lights, and instead rely on the fog lights that their vehicles are equipped with, officials said.
The Ministry of Interior added:
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) January 6, 2015
Fog is not an unusual occurrence this time of the year, due to the combination of colder air from the early mornings colliding with warmer air as the sun rises. So, expect to see more foggy mornings this month!
On the bright side, Hamad International Airport is operating normally, with no reported flight delays.
Here’s a roundup of reactions from commuters this morning: