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Friday, September 24, 2021

MET forecasts four days of wind and dust for Qatar

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

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.

February 2015 sandstorm
February 2015 sandstorm

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.

Thoughts?

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Gracie
Gracie
6 years ago

How comes they close the schools to protect the kids but they don’t close the offices to protect the workers 🙁 My Company simply sent a ‘protect your health’ newsletter suggesting people stay home but didn’t follow up their ‘health concerns’ by closing the office.

Scarletti
Scarletti
6 years ago
Reply to  Gracie

in what way do you think you are safer in a building (at home) than a building in which you work ?

Gracie
Gracie
6 years ago
Reply to  Scarletti

Safer by the fact that I would not have to leave home, drive in limited visibility and breathe it all in whilst I am trying to get to the office.

qatari
qatari
6 years ago

YAY, more dust

Yummykarak
Yummykarak
6 years ago
Reply to  qatari

xD yes! It’s a never ending battle with cleaning up all the dust in the house. *shakes fist*

qatari
qatari
6 years ago
Reply to  Yummykarak

try having more trees, they don’t do much, bu i tell my self they do

Yousef
Yousef
6 years ago
Reply to  qatari

WOO HOO…more time to spend in the MALL…get FATTER and a STROKE younger in life too !!

al-Lalal
al-Lalal
6 years ago

This year we had way more than our fair share of spring winds and dust. Who should we blame? Global warming, Kafala and the Americans are the usual suspects 🙂

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