What is the reason for the formation of fog in Saudi Arabia?

طقس العرب GO 2022-10-04 2022-10-04T09:54:23Z
رنا السيلاوي
رنا السيلاوي
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What is the reason for the formation of fog in Saudi Arabia?

Arab weather - Fog is a weather phenomenon that results from the difference in temperatures, calm winds and a high level of humidity in the air. Although Saudi Arabia is characterized by hot weather, many cities witness the formation of dense fog at some times of the year, especially in the early morning . The reasons for the formation of this fog?

 

How is fog formed in Saudi Arabia?

During the day, the sun heats the surface of the earth, so the air near it heats up and so we feel the heat of the day, but at night and after the sun is gone, the earth gradually loses the heat it gained from the sun during the daylight hours, until the temperature reaches its lowest value in the early morning after sunrise Within minutes, when the temperature drops and the air near the ground cools, the water vapor in it condenses into small liquid water droplets that remain suspended in the air, and appear in the form of fog , and this is what is called radioactive fog , which is common in Saudi Arabia.

 

There is another type of fog that may form in Saudi Arabia, which is transmitted fog , as the transmitted fog is usually formed over the cold sea, while crossing warm and humid air currents, so this air loses its heat and cools, so the water vapor condenses over the sea and moves towards land in the form of fog .

 

Factors contributing to the formation of fog in Saudi Arabia

  1. Northwest air currents coming from the sea and saturated with moisture .
  2. The wind is still at night, and this helps keep water droplets suspended in the air.
  3. Control of an air rise prevents the formation of clouds and causes the sky to be clear and free of clouds, which helps in losing the heat that the earth has gained during the day.

 

When does this fog usually disappear?

As soon as the sun rises, the air warms up again, and the fog slowly disappears, as the tiny water droplets evaporate back as water vapor. Wind movement can cause fog to dissipate.

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.

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