A veritable blanket of fog settled over parts of Qatar this morning, stretching across Doha – from Duhail to Al Sadd and the Industrial Area – to Al Sailiyah and Mesaieed in the country’s south.
The hazy conditions made the morning commute a somewhat hairier one for many residents, and the Ministry of Interior is warning caution on the roads:
low visibility in some roads due to fog. Motoirsts using highwasy are advised to be alert. #MoI_Qatar
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) January 22, 2014
Motorists should also take note that fog lights – and not hazard lights – should be used while navigating hazy conditions.
According to the Qatar Meteorology Department, the fog will be back tonight:
And continues warning of poor visibility at places at early morning and early evening tomorrow due to fog . Please take care.
— أرصاد قطر (@qatarmd) January 21, 2014
With dozens of tweets and Facebook updates being posted about the normal if infrequent weather condition in the country, QF Radio hosts dubbed it “The Great Fog of 2014”:
— Laura Finnerty (@LauraQatar) January 22, 2014
Are you seeing fog in your neck of the woods? Thoughts?