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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Second sandstorm of the week expected to blow into Qatar this afternoon

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

As another round of northwesterly winds makes its way toward Qatar, authorities have cautioned residents that a sandstorm may develop by this afternoon:

According to the Qatar Meteorology Department (MET), a high pressure front from Saudi Arabia is expected to cause wind speeds to reach 25 knots (46km/hr) in some parts of the country, conditions that are expected to persist through Monday.

In a statement, the MET added:

“The fresh northwesterly wind might cause blowing sand and dust at places especially at the open areas, which may reduce visibility.”

However, it looks unlikely that today’s weather will be as severe as what residents saw on Wednesday night/Thursday morning. That sandstorm caused schools to close, flights to be delayed and several hundred people to fall ill.

Speaking to Doha News, Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, said:

“This doesn’t look like a repeat performance of Wednesday night. It doesn’t look that bad, but (it’s) still far from ideal to have another sandstorm so close to the previous monster of a storm.”

On Twitter, she added:

Meanwhile, as summer draws near, the MET is forecasting that temperatures will reach a high of 35C (95F) over the next few days, and a low of 21C (70F).

Thoughts?

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Junwon Lee
Junwon Lee
6 years ago

Oh my god

SuperMario
SuperMario
6 years ago

Gud i didnt clean th entire house..wll b doin th bulk cleaning ltr..BRACE BRACE..!!!

Muhammedh Naufer
Muhammedh Naufer
6 years ago

Same here… din’t clean the house and the car… patience paid off, Alhamdulillah :D!

Mag
Mag
6 years ago

Guys you are thinking about cleaning your houses or cars after the first sandstorm but did u ever thought about how to clean your lungs from all this quantity of sand and fine particles first?

Git
Git
6 years ago
Reply to  Mag

Are you going to tell us how to clan our lungs then? Seriously, I’d love to know.

Git
Git
6 years ago
Reply to  Mag

*clean

Dohaian
Dohaian
6 years ago

Most doors and widows do not have decent or existing weatherstripping; so put some tape around all the seams of each one. Hope this can help everyone!

Joe
Joe
6 years ago
Reply to  Dohaian

Agree. Bad quality materials + unskilled labour.= rubbish construction results.

Amber
Amber
6 years ago

Sand always finds a way to get in.

gore
gore
6 years ago

Still no Storm ?!?

muhammed
muhammed
6 years ago

Is there school tomorrow (monday)

GITS
GITS
6 years ago

Mag….
Tips to get sand/dust out of our lungs!!!!!
Really having bad coughs from Thursday 🙁

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