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Posted On: 6 December 2013 05:31 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

More rains likely in northern areas: Met

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The northern part of Qatar, especially Al Ruwais and Al Ghuwariyya, witnessed heavy downpour yesterday morning, leading to the closure of several main roads. Water-logging on the roads blocked access to some houses in the areas, reported Al Sharq. Strong winds also uprooted lampposts and fences, while floods made it difficult for people to move from one place to another. The rainfall registered by the automatic weather station at the Qatar Meteorology Department yesterday reached 50.7mm in Ashehaimiyah, 26.5mm in Al Ghuwariyya and 13.7mm in Al Ruwais. The department warned motorists to take caution while driving as some places in the country are expected to witness more rainfall today and tomorrow. The department forecast “an increase in rain on Wednesday and Thursday, specifically in the northern and northwestern areas of the country.” Average rainfall during this period is forecast at 30mm. The forecast shows a continuing trend of cloud formation that might develop to thundery (cumulonimbus) clouds that cause rain with thunderstorms. Weather today will be partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered to thundery rains at places, according to the department. Visibility could be as low as 2km or less during thundery rain. Minimum temperature forecast is 22 degrees Celsius, while maximum could soar to 29. Doha and Al Khor will be relatively hotter with minimum temperature hovering over 25 degrees Celsius.