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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

PHOTOS: Thick fog blankets much of Doha on Saturday morning

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(Photos copyright Brian Candy and Missy Deehring respectively)

Many residents woke up today to find thick fog rolling across the city’s streets, significantly limiting visibility.

As early as 6am, the Ministry of Interior urged caution for drivers on the roads via its Arabic-language Twitter account.

Qatar’s Meteorology Department, meanwhile, shared this map showing a blanket of fog covering most of the country and surrounding areas:

For some in West Bay’s high rises, almost nothing could be seen out the window:

http://twitter.com/pippajaysays/status/434551313443999744

The fog stretched west of the city into the Muaither area of Al Rayyan:

http://twitter.com/raasimsl/status/434545518526480384

And the Industrial Area:

Some Doha residents found it a bit inconvenient:

But not everyone seemed to mind the reduced visibility:

And as the morning continued, the fog took on an almost majestic quality:

Have you been out in the fog this morning? Thoughts?

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