Fog in the Desert

21 Feb

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If you’d asked me before coming to Abu Dhabi what the weather would be like I would never have mentioned fog. I’m used to the “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” that is Autumn in the UK but fog in the desert? Well, the thought never crossed my mind and came as a huge surprise the first time I saw it.
I’d heard about the humidity of the summer here but you have to experience that to truly appreciate just how intense it is. Come the end of September, the heat really starts to diminish and it feels like someone has thrown a switch turning the humidity off. Winter in the UAE is a longed for time.
And yet the humidity never really goes away. It’s just not a problem when the heat gets turned down. The difference is that, from time to time, the weather conditions combine to create mists and fog, usually early in the morning before the heat of the sun starts to raise it. We’ve had such conditions this week.
Of course, Abu Dhabi is a city in the desert, with tall, shiny, glass towers that, if you’re privileged enough to live in one, mean you can look down on the surreal and swirling beauty beneath you.

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And finally, a picture taken by Dawn Challoner just as the sun was rising.

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How amazing is that?

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7 Responses to “Fog in the Desert”

  1. malongoman February 22, 2016 at 1:57 am #

    WOW both fog and pics!

    • lamputts February 22, 2016 at 3:02 am #

      Thanks, Mark. Yes, amazing sight.

  2. chitchatandpics February 22, 2016 at 6:15 am #

    Wonderful photos

  3. vinneve February 26, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    I also have a photo of the fog recently but that is nothing compared to yours! Beautiful photos 🙂

    • lamputts February 26, 2016 at 12:14 pm #

      Thank you, Vinneve. I see you are in AD, too. So many photo opportunities!

      • vinneve February 28, 2016 at 10:45 am #

        Yes actually I have some I haven’t got the time to make yet for posting 🙂

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