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Thursday, January 27, 2022

Qatar residents wake up to early-morning fog

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Foggy morning
Foggy morning

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:

Fog also covered much of Doha early this morning, though it appears to be dissipating quickly:

https://twitter.com/BalajiBBI/status/797638056039878657

https://twitter.com/Janakaravi/status/797642584013340673

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:

What are you seeing this morning? Thoughts?

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