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Posted On: 5 February 2015 11:15 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:14 pm

Strong winds likely on Thursday, Friday

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Moderate to strong northwesterly winds are expected on Thursday and Friday across Qatar as a ridge of high pressure extending from the Saudi Arabian peninsula is forming all over the region, Met Office sources said on Wednesday. The chances of strong winds of 15-25 knots have been forecast for offshore areas.
The resultant conditions will lead to waves reaching up to 8 feet. However, the pressure is likely to fall on Saturday morning and the wind intensity is likely to drop as well, the Met Office said.
By early Monday, there could be another ridge of high pressure extending from the southern Iran coast forming over the country along with a trough of low pressure across the Saudi Arabian peninsula. On account of the strong southerly-south-easterly winds, the mercury may drop in the early hours. It could cause the sea to rise as well.
The winds are expected to blow until next Friday (February 13) and the chances are that dusty conditions will be experienced all over the country. The Met Office has also forecast poor visibility in many places.
The maximum temperature may shoot up to between 26 and 29 degrees on both Thursday (February 12) and Friday (February 13). Chances of higher temperature in the western areas of the country are also on the cards. The minimum temperature during the two days will be 15-18 degrees.