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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Rain, dust storms sweep Qatar (updated)

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Many residents in Qatar’s capital are rejoicing this afternoon as thunder and rain – and even hail – sweep across Doha and other parts of the country.

https://twitter.com/arlenerecana/status/642276385332068352

Rains have been falling in the northern part of Qatar intermittently over the past week, but this is only the second time in a decade that Doha has seen precipitation in September.

According to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, the last time Doha saw rain in September was 2012, at the end of the month.

Warning

The Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) has warned motorists to drive especially carefully as increasing winds are kicking up dust and leading to low visibility.

Indeed, several residents have reported strong and sudden dust storms in different parts of the country:

Here’s the MET’s forecast for tomorrow, which predicts thunderstorms in the north but clear and sunny skies for Doha.

Are you enjoying the weekend rain? Thoughts?

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terracotta
terracotta
6 years ago

a welcome change

Abdulrahman Al-Thani
Abdulrahman Al-Thani
6 years ago
Reply to  terracotta

yay for climate change 🙂

kdl
kdl
6 years ago

Late news, Doha news (-:

Shaz Shahar
Shaz Shahar
6 years ago

What about bad dust storm here in Dukhan? Worst than the one we had early this year.

Khalid
Khalid
6 years ago

Global Warminh

Khalid
Khalid
6 years ago
Reply to  Khalid

Warming*

Osama Alassiry AlMaadeed
Reply to  Khalid

It was rebranded as climate change.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

In related news a crane collapsed in heavy rains in Mecca landing of one of the most holy mosques killing 60. Why can’t God protect his holiest site? Very disappointing.

guest
guest
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

“Why God can’t…”. May God protect us from this ignorance and blasphemy!

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  guest

I’d rather he’d protect me from death in what is supposed to be his holiest place!

Blasphemy is not a crime, it’s jut people that have a different opinion to yours.

Anonmauser
Anonmauser
6 years ago
Reply to  guest

You seem to have an odd understanding of blasphemy. Clearly a non believer.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

If God, in your logic, is supposed to protect humans from death, then I wonder how earth would cope with the hundreds of billions of people who would be living on it for eternity.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Just those that pray to him in his holiest of sites and children that get cancer. Is it too much to ask form him the three score years and ten he promised?

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Ah ok so you want him to review his life scenario based on your suggestions? What about children born with AIDS and children sexually abused and others exploited in all types of work? Shall he get in touch with you to review together the update to “Human Life” episode 2?

Life has two sides, the bad and the good. Humans were created in it and were given the right direction, but were allowed the freedom to choose. That’s why some humans’ actions lead to prosperity for everyone and others lead to destruction to everyone. The scenario is not going to change and there will be death and life and happiness and sadness till the end of times.

Musaab Umayr
Musaab Umayr
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

More importantly, may God protect us from such ignorance!

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Musaab Umayr

I assume you don’t believe in evolution so he didn’t protect you from ignorance, just like he didn’t protect all those dead in Mecca. (Now 80 and rising….)

Anon
Anon
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

The deluded faithful will explain this away in one of two lazy, thoughtless ways:

1) This is God’s will, it is not for us, his mere creations, to question his actions…
2) God is mad because of the excessive over-commercialisation of the kaaba site and this is a sure sign of that anger.

The only connection to reality in either of these explanations is the commercialisation of Mecca, and these poor victims are victims because mostly of lax planning laws and poor health and safety supervision……many countries have cranes up in high winds that don’t just fall down like this.

Ali
Ali
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

I had sympathy for the 9/11/2001 victims. I don’t anymore after reading a few comments over here from the “other side”.

DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
6 years ago
Reply to  Ali

That’s the equivalent of someone posting “I had sympathy for the victims of Bush’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan until I read some comments such as yours”. Classy and educated. Not racist, ignorant or xenophobic at all.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Pretty unrelated actually. Am deleting this thread for purposely inflaming.

dany
dany
6 years ago

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