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Friday, June 25, 2021

Qatar residents get both rain and a dust storm for the weekend

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Stormy skies over Fanar.
Stormy skies over Fanar.

Qatar is in for a few more days of “unstable” weather, with rain, falling temperatures and windy conditions on the horizon, the nation’s meteorology department has said.

Sprinkles of rain began on Friday morning in some parts of the country:

But by the afternoon, things had taken a decidedly different turn, as a dust storm swept in suddenly.

In the south, many in Wakra were forced to abandon the beach:

Doha itself saw rain for the first time in six months earlier this week, delighting many.

Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, said more rain will likely reach Doha by tonight.

In a statement, the MET agreed, adding:

“During the weekend the wind is going to be NW’LY from fresh to strong in speed reaches up to 28 KT at times offshore and rising sea waves up to 11 FT on Saturday.”

The rain watch is expected to end by Saturday at noontime. Temperatures will fall tomorrow, and range from 19C (66F) to 26C (79F).

Will the rain affect your weekend plans? Thoughts?

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A_qtr
6 years ago

let it rain… let it rain

jimnetqatar
jimnetqatar
6 years ago

Has everyone noticed something fishy happening? Climate changes are normal but people nowadays are in great fear. Expectancy of something to happen; lets hope these changes for good. May God bless everyone and protect everyone. Keep up the good spirits, try to forgive more, love more and do no harm.

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