Foggy weather to continue through the week; Temperature expected to rise today

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Qatar Meteorology department expects foggy weather to continue over the coming days but the mercury may rise slightly in Doha during day time, with increased humidity.
The dense fog that blanketed the country early yesterday, made commuting a little tricky due to low visibility and a number of accidents were reported. Visibility fell between zero to 300 metre in most areas early morning yesterday, especially on Shamal, Wakra and Dukhan highways due to heavy fog.
Traffic jams were reported in various areas particularly on roads leading to Doha from Umm Salal and Al Khisa due to road accidents involving a number of cars. Traffic patrols were stationed at the scenes to control the traffic, the Ministry of Interior posted on their social media platforms.
Meanwhile, by early last night, the visibility fell to less than 1km in south-eastern coasts of the country, due to increased humidity along with low clouds, according to the Met office.
Today the weather is expected to be misty to foggy over most places at first, becoming milder by day with some clouds and relatively cooler by night.
According to the weather bureau, the humidity increase at night could, in the coming days, with light winds makes conditions favourable for mist and fog formations over most areas during late night and early morning with zero visibility at times. Due to the foggy weather this morning, visibility is expected to be 1km or less at first improving to four to 8km later.
Temperature is expected to rise a bit above average with a maximum of 27 degree Celsius expected in Doha today, compared to the current average of 23°C. The minimum temperature expected today ranges between 15 to 18 degree Celsius.
The country is under the influence of an upper level high pressure system causing stable weather in general. Since the sea is almost calm and suitable for all activities the Met office expects no sea warnings until the end of the week.
However, the Ministry of Interior has advised motorists to be cautious and slow down given the low visibility. The Ministry has urged motorists to maintain distance between vehicles and to avoid sudden overtaking. Hazard lights should not be used while driving in fog. (Source)