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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Strong winds to blow through Doha this week

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Photo for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Fatimah Ashraf Khan/Flickr

It’s going to be super-hot and windy in Qatar this week, local forecasters has warned.

Conditions are going to especially bad from Tuesday to Thursday, with winds reaching up to 45 knots (83km/hour) during the daytime.

Expect visibility to drop on the roads due to the swirling dust, the Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) said.

Meanwhile, temps are also expected to rise, reaching up to the mid-40Cs in some areas.

In a statement this week, the MET urged “all to be cautious and to avoid going to sea during this period as well as to avoid direct sunlight.”

Al Bawarih

The strong northwesterly wind conditions are known as Al Bawarih.

They typically die down during the nighttime and regain their strength by sunrise, the MET explained.

2015 sandstorm in Qatar. Credit: Dexter Payaban/Flickr

According to the department’s monthly forecast, there’s no rain expected in the coming weeks.

The first half of June is also usually sandstorm weather across the Gulf, so the MET has warned of impending shamals in Qatar.

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