Varying intensity of rain possible from Thursday until start of next week

Varying intensity of rain possible from Thursday until start of next week

QLNews
By QLNews

One may soon get some respite from the country’s hot conditions as experts are predicting rains from Thursday until the start of next week.

Qatar’s Met Department, in a tweet, said the amount of clouds would start to increase beginning Thursday.

“The amount of clouds is expected to increase beginning Thursday, May 18, until the start of next week, when the weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy with chances of rain of varying intensity,” the Met Department said in the tweet.

The Department also stated that the weather may become thundery in some places at some times with sudden strong winds.

The wind will mainly be southeasterly to northeasterly direction from light to moderate in speed, reaching strong with thundery rain.

The Civil Aviation Authority urged everyone to take precautions and follow all safety guidelines during this weather condition and receive weather updates only from official sources.

The Met Department suggested the highest temperature on Wednesday would be felt at Abu Samra — 38°C — while the lowest would be at Al Khor (26°C). The weather would be hot in the morning, with scattered clouds visible.

While rain is always met with enthusiasm in Qatar, slippery roads can lead to more accidents. Hence one should exercise caution while driving in the rain. Earlier this year, Qatar’s Ministry of Interior issued some basic tips to drive safely during rain.

One can also keep these tips in mind while driving in the rain.

* Rain creates slick conditions on roads which leads to skidding. Slowing down is the best way to avoid it. Driving at a slower speed allows more of the tyre’s tread to make contact with the road, leading to better traction.

* It takes about three times longer to brake on wet roads than on dry ones. It’s important not to tailgate. Keep a little more than two car lengths between you and the vehicle ahead.

* Run the air-conditioner to clear the car’s misty windscreen for better visibility.

* Do not use hazard lights while driving in the rain.

For more tips, head over to the detailed article we did here.

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