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Friday, September 24, 2021

Strong winds forecast in Qatar over next few days, dropping temps

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

Thanks to a new front from the northwest, Doha is going to be a dusty mess over the next few days, as winds up of to 35 knots move across Qatar.

But the good news is that the searing heat we’ve been experiencing over the past few weeks is expected to abate a bit. Forecasters say temperatures will fall from a high of 44C (111F) yesterday to 40C (104F) today.

In a statement, the Qatar Meteorology Department added that the wind will contribute to dusty conditions, with visibility being reduced to 2km or less in some places. It continued:

“The Met office calls on everyone to take necessary precautions during this weather phenomenon.”

Even before 8am this morning, residents reported an uptick in windspeeds:

Speaking to Doha News, Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, said she expects the winds to persist through Friday, but gradually ease on Saturday.

At that point, it will be humid, so temps should remain steady at around 40C, she added.

Have you had trouble spotting the skyline today? Thoughts?

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Saeed Ahmad Khan
Saeed Ahmad Khan
7 years ago

take care

David
David
7 years ago

Maybe it’s just selective memory, but the dust seems worse this year than the last 2 years. I noticed today the wind seems to be blowing north to south and at least the dust seemed worse up near The Pearl and Lagoona than down in Dafna/West Bay. I am sure this had been discussed, but is all the construction up at Lusail making all this dust and sand worse than it usually is when the wind comes from the north?

DavidRSS8
DavidRSS8
7 years ago

Another reason for a winter world cup.

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