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Thursday, June 17, 2021

More wind, sand and cooler temps forecast for Qatar this week

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

A fresh round of dust storms are expected to hit Qatar tomorrow afternoon and stick around until Saturday, thanks to a new high pressure front from Saudi Arabia.

According to the Qatar Meteorology Department (MET), wind speeds will reach up to 28 knots, or 52km/hour, over the next few days, picking up sand and reducing visibility on the roads.

In a statement, the MET added that temperatures will also fall a few degrees:

“There would be drop in temperature between 2 to 4C, and the maximum temperature to be between 23 to 25C (77F) in the city of Doha. The minimum will be 14 to 17C (63F), which would be further lower over the southern parts of the country. The night and early morning weather would be felt colder due to fresh winds.”

No rain

Last March, Qatar was literally flooded with rain.

But a lack of precipitation this month may be contributing to the ongoing dusty conditions – without rain to tamp down the sand, the wind continues to swirl it around, dropping visibility and air quality.

Flooding of Salwa Road underpasses last March.
Flooding of Salwa Road underpasses last March.

In the recent past, that combination has caused thousands of Qatar residents, especially children, to suffer respiratory problems. Here’s some advice from Hamad Medical Corp. on taking care during dusty conditions.

Thoughts?

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Jake
Jake
6 years ago

Unrelated:
Anyone else noticed how Shabina is over censoring the comment section.

Yup
Yup
6 years ago
Reply to  Jake

She’s more sensitive than a clitoris.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  Jake

Deleting for being a troll, and entire thread for irrelevance.

Pete
Pete
6 years ago
Reply to  ShabinaKhatri

Well done. That was possibly the worst comment I’ve seen on here.

Lor Desenderayn
Lor Desenderayn
6 years ago

I don’t see any sign of it coming this afternoon. Perhaps we have a day’s reprieve?

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