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Rain, hail and strong winds sweep Qatar after lightning show


Lightning over Doha
Lightning over Doha

Updated at 8:45pm with information about flooding and MIA Park incident

With thunderstorms imminent over Qatar, many residents are looking to the skies tonight, checking out a spectacular lightning show over Doha.


According to the local meteorology department, strong winds and rain are expected tonight and will continue tomorrow, stabilizing by Friday evening.

Some parts of the country are already seeing rain tonight:

There are also various reports of hail sightings around the country:


As the rains moved in, some residents have complained about leaking roofs in their homes, while others observed flooding on the roads.

And the strong winds put a damper on the Indian Cultural Centre’s festival at the MIA Park, after several tents collapsed:

One witness said emergency responders are evacuating the area, but it is unclear if anyone has been hurt.

What are you seeing outside? Thoughts?

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