Just in time for the weekend, a high pressure front will move over Qatar, resulting in sandy, windy conditions and low visibility, the Meteorology Department has said.
Starting Friday night, windspeed will reach up to 35 knots (65km/hour) inshore, and 40 knots (74km/hour) at sea. The blowing dust/sand will cause visibility to drop to 2km at times, the MET added.
The weather warning comes at a time when residents have yet to forget the various sandstorms over the past few months that prompted school closures, airport delays and hundreds of people to fall ill with respiratory issues.
In a statement, forecasters said that the latest adverse conditions are expected to linger until midday on Tuesday, May 19.
One silver lining: temperatures are expected to fall from the searing 40Cs we’ve been seeing this week to between 37C (99F) and 39C (102F) over the next few days.