A thick blanket of fog greeted many early risers in Qatar this morning, dropping visibility and slowing traffic to a crawl in some places.
Last night, the Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) warned of thick fog especially in the northern and western parts of the country:
Thick fog with zero visibility currently in:
AlFhweriah, AlJumailiah, AlKhor, Alshahania, AlShehemiah, Dukhan, Alruwais. Take Care. pic.twitter.com/MlZwfa67Bd
— أرصاد قطر (@qatarweather) November 12, 2016
Fog also covered much of Doha early this morning, though it appears to be dissipating quickly:
Good morning Doha @dohanews @WeatherSteff @qatarnews pic.twitter.com/BBOU61r9yD
— Danijel Poropat (@vzla71) November 13, 2016
Heavy fog today at Al Wabb/Al Saad. Be careful, drive safely @dohanews @qatarliving pic.twitter.com/9CD9gCxcTC
— Edrwin FB (@fracachaneg) November 13, 2016
No hazard lights
The MET advised motorists to drive more carefully, leaving extra space between vehicles and avoiding passing or overtaking each other.
It added that drivers should not use high-beam or hazard lights while driving, as the latter is only meant to indicate emergency stopping.
Instead, use fog and low beam headlights, the MET said. The Ministry of Interior echoed the message:
Don't use hazard lights while driving even in fog. It's meant for emergency stopping only, instead use fog lights. #MOI_Qatar
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) November 13, 2016
What are you seeing this morning? Thoughts?