Following a week of wet weather forecasts, Qatar’s Meteorology Department (MET) has once again warned residents that they may see possible thunderstorms and strong winds today.
Weather forecast for Saturday 09/05/2015 pic.twitter.com/xBLKAHafog
— أرصاد قطر (@Qatar_Weather) May 8, 2015
The MET had been forecasting rain all week, but so far Qatar has only seen light drizzles in different parts of the country.
However, speaking to the Peninsula about the current outlook, forecaster Abdullah Al Mannai said:
“For today… I assure you, there are chances of scattered rains and all over. The rains will first lash central parts of the country and then spread.”
According to the MET, clouds are already moving over the country:
صباح الخير للجميع
آخر التحديثات لصور الأقمار الصناعية pic.twitter.com/xFHfJE0T1e
— أرصاد قطر (@Qatar_Weather) May 9, 2015
The overcast appearance of the sky also appears to indicate that we may actually see some rain today.
— Mostafa Sheshtawy (@msheshtawy) May 9, 2015
Earlier this week, Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, told Doha News that the precipitation could be the last rain we see before a long dry summer.
As far as temperatures go, after a week of 40C and above, the winds today are expected to cool the high down to 36C (97F), and the low to 29C (84F).
Will rain affect your plans for the rest of the weekend? Thoughts?