Parts of Qatar, including possibly Doha, will see thunderstorms today, the Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) has said.
In a statement, the MET said that local clouds have been forming due to a low pressure front over the area, which has increased humidity. It continued:
“With the help of convection currents, local clouds form and may cause rainfall if a cooling effect is present in the upper air levels… (This) might (lead) to thunder showers at times in different areas associated with strong winds.”
The MET forecast a high of 35C today and a low of 29C. Earlier this morning, it tweeted a picture of clouds forming over Qatar:
— عبدالله محمد المناعي (@MetQatar) October 10, 2014
Where it will fall
But she said there is about a 40 percent chance that precipitation could reach the capital today.
“If it happens it’s likely to be in the middle part of the day between 10am and 4pm,” she told Doha News.
She also pointed out that while October has ushered in lower temperatures, the weather is still hotter now than it was at this time last year:
Last night in #Doha the temperature dropped to 29C, one year ago they dropped to 24C. No sign of the cooler air just yet…
— Steff Gaulter (@WeatherSteff) October 9, 2014