18 C
Monday, January 24, 2022

Today is the shortest day of the year in Qatar


Photo for illustrative purposes only. Credit: Jayne Ilbg/Flickr

Today (Dec. 21) marks the winter solstice, which represents the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere.

In Qatar, the sun rose around 6:15am today. Daylight will last a little more than 10 hours, with sunset expected around 4:50pm.

Starting tomorrow, the days will become longer until about March, when daytime and nighttime begin to even out into similar durations.

Windy weather

In Doha, forecasters are putting the maximum temperature at 25C (77F) and the minimum at 16C (61F) today.

But it is expected to be much cooler outside of the city, with the mercury falling to as low as 9C (48F) in the southern part of Qatar.

The Qatar Meteorology Department has also issued a strong winds alert that will be in effect until early Thursday morning.

Expect low visibility on the roads due to blowing dust during this time and be cautious if going out to sea, forecasters said.


Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Related Articles

- Advertisment -

Most Read

Qatar settles $100 million currency manipulation lawsuit against the UAE

Several Abu Dhabi-based banks orchestrated attacks on Doha's economy during the 2017 Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) crisis in hopes of damaging its ability to...

Subscribe to Doha News below!

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.