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MET: Qatar summer still two months away



As Qatar residents resist turning on their air conditioning units despite rising temperatures this month, the Qatar Meteorology Department has said that summer is still a few months off. 

March and April are technically the “Spring” months in Qatar, a forecaster at the MET told Doha News.

Over the past few weeks, temperatures have creeped into the 30Cs (~80Fs) during the day and are expected to continue rising gradually over the next few months. But the evenings are still a relatively cool period, with minimum temperatures in the high teens and low 20Cs (~70Fs). 

Two months left

Summer should strike around May, the forecaster added, when temperatures are expected to jump into the 40Cs (~100Fs).

Last year, the mercury hit a high of 42C (108F) in late April, 3 to 6 degrees higher than the previous year due to an “Indian Monsoon.”

The government offers one suggestion on how to take advantage of this fleeting weather:

What are your plans over the next few months before summer hits?

Credit: Photo by Lubaib Gazir

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