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Saturday, June 19, 2021

PHOTOS: Long-awaited rain boosts spirits of Qatar residents

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After more than six months of sun, dust and wind, many Doha residents cheered last night and this morning when they saw sprinkles of rain falling on the city.

According to the Qatar Meteorology Department, the country is also in for a heavier downpour by nightfall, with thundershowers forecast before 6pm.

Strong winds, high seas and a drop in temperature are expected to accompany the rain. Temperatures are expected to range from 23C to 31C today.

Here’s some of the reaction around town over the last several hours:

Have you felt today’s rain? Thoughts?

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MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago

It seems the Emir’s rain prayers worked, God bless him. Maybe he can pray for the end of the NOC and make more people happy in Qatar.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

In pictures…

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

…will that make you happy in Qatar!? You had a lot of garbage to say when they were praying for rain, so the sarcasm of your well wishes won’t be lost on people here

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

Expats call for locals to be more accepting or tolerant of their culture… While there’s very little tolerance to the local host culture and believes…

It’s really shameful it’s the same people who preach on how Qatar needs more open mindness and multicultirism where the first to quit rudely make fun of local and overall Muslim believes in prayer

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Uff! BURN! I would love to hear a reply to this.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

I totally respect your right to hold the beliefs you do, but that does not extend to what those beliefs contain. To do so would be hypocritcal but I it would also be hypocritical not to respect your right to practise and have such beliefs. That is tolerance.

ShabinaKhatri
ShabinaKhatri
6 years ago
Reply to  A_qtr

Guys, rain! We’re just talking about rain. Chill.

MIMH
MIMH
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

If you remember my original comment I said it was a nice cultural tradition and no I don’t want a NOC, that was aimed at others here….

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

which is condescending don’t you think. If you believed in something, and someone said “oh that’s….” and then classified it not as a belief but as a tradition, that’s not being tolerant. You also stated “If only it was that easy” which is not a great example of respecting peoples beliefs. To clarify, not asking you if you want an NOC, but if NOC’s come to an end will you in fact show signs of happiness?

Saeed Ahmad Khan
Saeed Ahmad Khan
6 years ago
Reply to  MIMH

Why don’t u also pray instead of telling the emir what to do. Even if u alone pray god will definitely hear you. Duah or prayer is between you and god

Deepak Babu
Deepak Babu
6 years ago

Meh, rain makes me feel a little melancholy. But hey, at the very least, I didn’t get caught in the rain after having my car washed.

desertCard
desertCard
6 years ago
Reply to  Deepak Babu

Nice to have the change in weather though. Tired of the sun EVERY day.

A_qtr
A_qtr
6 years ago
Reply to  desertCard

Maybe you should have looked at the weather forecast before you packed your family to Doha

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٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶
6 years ago

I’m not a big fan of rain, I’m missing the sunshine already.

Anon
Anon
6 years ago

Nice to see some rain, but so annoying that it comes just after the prayer for rain, and the irrational put 2 and 2 together to make 5……….

brorick
brorick
6 years ago
Reply to  Anon

haha, the rational would think that they knew it was going to rain before they prayed.

im not suggesting anything.

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  brorick

the “rational” would then have no need for reason in life as they would be able to predict the future and all be rich! Might this explain the rich and poor divide?

Jimjam
Jimjam
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

Or they can look at a weather forecast. Just saying!

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  Jimjam

I think you’ll find that the accuracy of weather forecasts is not 100%, nowhere near, depending on the type of weather and how far ahead the prediction is, you’ll find that 30% over the course of a year is a pretty good number. While some will measure accuracy of predicting based on shorter time frames, ie. it’s raining now and our prediction is in one hour it will be raining, all things considered, not as accurate as you would expect

Kingpin
Kingpin
6 years ago
Reply to  thedrizzle96

do you regard the accuracy of prayer to be higher than 30% when prediciting the weather?

thedrizzle96
thedrizzle96
6 years ago
Reply to  Kingpin

The difference being one is a prediction and one is more of a request wouldn’t you say? One being more of a “this is what’s going to happen tomorrow” vs. “Make it rain?”

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