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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Drivers cautioned as Doha roads become slick with rain

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Hours of rain in Doha today have residents feeling gleeful but also wary of road conditions, which seem to be deteriorating due to the wet weather.

On Twitter, motorists have been cautioning each other about what they’re experiencing, as the government tries to sop up:

Road bullies also continue to abound:

Also on Twitter, the Ministry of Interior has issued some driving advice. Tips include:

  • Run the A/C to defog windows before heading out;
  • Avoid driving on flooded streets so that your car doesn’t lose control;
  • Keep a wider distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you; and
  • Give the road your utmost concentration and attention to avoid being hit from behind (no cell phones).

Meanwhile, the roads aren’t the only thing struggling with the rain. It appears that leaks have sprung up at Landmark Mall, and elsewhere:

According to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, the rain will soon taper off, but more persistent showers are forecast to replace it:

And here’s what the Qatar Meteorology Department has predicted today:

Despite road conditions, the novelty of rain in the desert hasn’t worn off for many Qatar residents, or kept them indoors:

http://twitter.com/mattgronseth/status/421867408174104577

What have your experiences been like today? Thoughts?

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