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Thunder, rain forecast for Qatar Friday

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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:

Where it will fall

So far, rain appears to heading to the eastern part of the country. Doha has not seen rain since May 14 of this year, according to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English.

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:

Thoughts?

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Observant One
Observant One
6 years ago

Watch out for idiots in 4WDs swerving across into on coming traffic to aviod a puddle…like its a 4wd?????

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