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Monday, August 2, 2021

Motorists cautioned as dust storm sweeps across Qatar

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

Qatar residents on the roads should proceed with care this morning as high winds kick up sand and dust and result in low levels of visibility, the Ministry of Interior has warned.

In a series of tweets, the MOI said windspeeds could reach up to 35 knots (65km/hour) today, resulting in decreased vision on the roads.

According to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, strong winds are expected to stay with Qatar all week.

The wind has brought us today’s dust storm, she said, but is also going to keep humidity at bay over the next several days.

She added that dusty/windy conditions will persist in a similar fashion tomorrow.

Here’s the full forecast for today, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department:

What are you seeing outside? Thoughts?

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Meh
Meh
6 years ago

The view out of my office right now !!

Meh
Meh
6 years ago
Reply to  Meh

Zoomed out..

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago
Reply to  Meh

Hehehe, well done both you. If I had coffee it would be coming out of my nose.

Yacine
Yacine
6 years ago
Reply to  Anonymouse

Both of you? I can see the lack of coffee is taking its toll on you :p

Anonymouse
Anonymouse
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

You have no idea!

Simon
Simon
6 years ago
Reply to  Yacine

Good one!

The Reporter
The Reporter
6 years ago
Reply to  Meh

Ok we admit it – we painted your windows yellow last night

Duh
Duh
6 years ago

Dust and Ramadan shouldn’t mix

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Duh

I agree, they taste awful at lunchtime.

Paul
Paul
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

That comment is so tasteless.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  Paul

Actually I tend to agree, a poor effort. I should stick to my bacon sandwich at lunchtime and forget commentating…

Michkey
Michkey
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Getting worse.

Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Wash the dust down with an ice cold beer between each bite of your BLT.

Peter Draper
6 years ago

visibility in Al Sailyah is terrible, but worse is the gusty wind conditions, I’m pretty sure they are gusting closer to 50kph

anonymous
anonymous
6 years ago

Why doesn’t the SEC do something useful and require schools to monitor air quality and take preventative measures to ensure students are not forced to go out and spend break times in these conditions? The same with soaring temperatures. It shouldn’t be left up to schools who unfortunately can’t be trusted to show adequate judgement about the health and well being of the children in their care.

Bajn
Bajn
6 years ago

Couldn’t resist. You know you are in Doha if the wind speed is higher than your car’s speed.

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