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Posted On: 27 September 2016 06:16 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Strong winds, dusty conditions from Thursday

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The country is likely to experience another spell of strong winds, dusty conditions and low visibility from this Thursday until Saturday, the Qatar Met department has said.

The sea level is also expected to rise during this period, according to the weather office.

In view of the expected conditions, the Met department has urged people to remain cautious and avoid venturing into the sea during the spell of strong winds.

Citing weather charts, the Met department yesterday said fresh-strong northwesterly winds would affect Qatar between Thursday and Saturday, blowing over most parts of the country during the daytime in this period.

The wind speed will range from 15-25 knots, reaching 35 knots in some places at times, which will result in blowing dust. This, in turn, will lead to a drop in visibility to 2km or less, especially in open areas, while the sea level may rise to 8-10ft and sometimes going up to 13ft.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperature is likely to range from 36-38C and the minimum from 26-29C in different parts of the country during this period.

Dusty and windy conditions have been reported from different parts of Qatar over the past couple of days along with high seas in offshore areas.

Today, the Met department has said low visibility is expected in some areas in the early hours of the day.

Hazy to misty/foggy conditions are likely in these places at first, followed by a hot day with some clouds. Visibility may drop to 2km or less.

Offshore areas, meanwhile, are likely to experience hazy to misty conditions in some places today.

A maximum temperature of 39C was recorded yesterday in Turayna, followed by 38C in the Qatar University and Doha airport areas, Al Rayyan, Sheehaniya and other places. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature dropped to 22C in Al Khor yesterday.

Today, the mercury level is expected to reach a high of 36C in Doha, Al Khor and Dukhan.

The Met department has advised people to follow latest weather updates through its official social media accounts. (Source)