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Video: Sandstorms hit the UAE

Video: Sandstorms hit the UAE

People with asthma and allergies were told to take particular care

The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) has warned of poor visibility across the country due to blowing dust and sand.

In a statement, NCM warned motorists and sea-goers that visibility could be less than 2,000m due to heavy dust blowing over coastal and internal areas.

It also tweeted a map showing affected areas, spanning most of the country and nearby sea.

Motorists were urged to take precautions on the roads and those with asthma and allergies were told to take particular care.

The NCM gave particular dust warnings over Al Minhad, Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai International Airport, Sharjah Airport and Fujairah Airport.

Satellite imagery showed areas where the dust was most concentrated

The conditions are expected to persist until at least 2:00pm.

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