Expect the rest of the week to be a dusty, windy and hot mess in Qatar.
Starting today, local meteorologists are forecasting an increase in windspeed of up to 23 knots (43km/hour), thanks to the deepening of an Indian Monsoon front over the Gulf.
In a statement, the Qatar Meteorology Department has warned residents to expect winds to be particularly strong this afternoon, but decrease in intensity at night.
Weather forecast for Monday 25/05/2015 pic.twitter.com/vZN16OmxED
— أرصاد قطر (@Qatar_Weather) May 24, 2015
The windy conditions – which will be lead to dustier weather – are expected to last until the end of the week, the MET added.
Temperatures during this time will reach a high of 43C (109F) and a low of about 30C (86F).
As always, when it’s dusty outside, residents should take care to cover their mouths and noses to avoid inhaling harmful particles. Here’s a list of tips on staying healthy during dust storms.