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Posted On: 24 August 2016 03:53 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Urgent Forecast: Crazy Sandstorm Hits Doha

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In the blink of an eye, a strong sandstorm just hit Doha, engulfing the bright sunny day in darkness within a matter of seconds.

Residents are warned to stay indoors if possible, and if you are outdoors protect your eyes and mouth with a scarf.

Drive with extreme caution as visibility is very low at the moment. Avoid driving fast, and if it helps, use your hazard lights to make sure cars can see you.

Make sure that your windows and doors are shut so that dust doesn't enter your households.

For residents with allergies, take extreme caution and avoid going outside. Make sure your medication is at hand in the case of an emergency.


It is unknown how long the dusty weather will last, but please take the necessary measures mentioned above. *It is also expected to rain today. There have been reports of rainfall in areas such as Al Khor so far.

Unfortunate for those people who had their cars washed today or yesterday evening, you guys lucked out Tongue Out

How are you dealing with the sandstorm? Where were you when it hit? Comment below!