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Friday, January 21, 2022

Qatar commuters warned to drive carefully through early morning fog


Foggy morning in Lusail, earlier this week.
Foggy morning in Lusail, earlier this week.

A brief spike in humidity has brought on dense fog in many parts of Qatar this morning, prompting authorities to caution motorists about low visibility on the roads.

According to the Qatar Meteorology Department, the fog will be followed by strong winds and high waves that last until Friday night.

Many residents observed the fog rolling in last night:


In a statement, the MET said that a drop in temperature of 2 to 3C is expected today, with the high reaching 27C (81F) and the low falling to 18C (64F).

It added: “We remind you that the low humidity may make you feel the relative cold.”

For its part, the Ministry of Interior has warned commuters in advance to proceed carefully this morning:

The end of the year usually brings on fog season in Qatar, according to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English. In an article for Gulf Times last month, she said:

“As the heat gradually eases, we usually see some rather thick fog. If you’ve yet to encounter fog in Doha, then it can be a rather strange experience, especially if you’re used to seeing fog on chilly winter mornings. At this time of year the fog in Doha is warm!

…People here get a bit confused and use their hazard warning lights rather than their fog lights, which isn’t so helpful, and of course they still have a habit of driving too close.”

How is the fog affecting your morning commute today? Thoughts?


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The Reporter
The Reporter
7 years ago

I was hit by one of the high waves on Salwa Road this morning…………

7 years ago

The fog is fine. The air pollution is what sucks. Smells like someone is burning something – or maybe everything.

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