Strong winds forecast, temperatures likely to hit 11 degrees during weekend
It is getting a lot cooler in the country and the Qatar Met department is forecasting forecast strong winds starting from Friday onwards. A significant drop in temperature is also expected, reported Gulf Times.
A sharp drop in temperatures is already visible in some parts of the nation, with Abu Samra in the south recording a low of 9C yesterday.
Weather maps indicate that the country will be in the grips of strong winds over most areas starting until at least until Sunday, December 10, according to The Peninsula.
The wind speed is expected to range from 15 to 25 knots inshore, going up to 30 knots, and from 18 to 25 knots offshore, going up to 35 knots. The sea level during this period will vary between 7ft and 10ft, reaching a high of 12ft in some areas.
Predicting choppy and turbulent seas, the Meteorological Department has warned residents against engaging in sea activities during the period, reported Qatar Tribune.
On the roads, horizontal visibility is expected to decrease to less than 2km as a result of dust.
Meanwhile, Thursday’s detailed forecast says hazy to misty conditions are expected in the early hours of the day, followed by mild daytime conditions and some clouds. It will be relatively cold by night.