I am freezing!

By suzanna

I have been told that this cold weather is an unusual phenomenon for this country and that may be true as it seems that Qatar is not ready to confront either cold or rain. All the employees in my company are freezing and our personnel department is not able to find any heaters at the market. I guess the shops have run out of heaters as everybody want to buy (at least) one. Does anyone know any place that we can provide radiators, fan heaters (etc)?

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By silvermoon100• 13 years 9 months ago.
silvermoon100

you can always convert Fahrenheit into Celcius:

1. subtract 32

2. divide the rest by 1.8

sample: 49 - 32 = 17

17 : 1.8= 9.44

Good luck!

By suzanna• 13 years 9 months ago.
suzanna

Ok i think this post brought me luck. I am not freezing anymore as the weather is much better now. Thank you for your interest people :)

By anonymous• 13 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

It looks like it is warming up today....pretty nice outside.

In other news, we got a couple of heaters from Carrefoure a week ago and they have burnt out two wall sockets and a couple of adaptors. The lesson? Be carefull of the voltage/wattage/whatever of these heaters they are bringing in

By suhail• 13 years 9 months ago.
suhail

heard MP traders in souq falah may have some by sunday morning. so if anyone wants just rush.

By anonymous• 13 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

9.7 Celsius

Do not invite death by the error of your life, nor bring on destruction by the works of your hands; because God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death of the living.

Solomon Chapter 1, verses 12-13

By butterfly• 13 years 9 months ago.
butterfly

49 degrees says nothing to me. Celcius?

By anonymous• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

At 0400 was 49.5 degrees outside.

Wind speed was 5 miles per hour. Wind chill factor was 45 degrees,

Air mixture was Wet and humid, lots of fog. Humidity was 100%.

That is just from the desert fox weather station in Qatar.

Do not invite death by the error of your life, nor bring on destruction by the works of your hands; because God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death of the living.

Solomon Chapter 1, verses 12-13

By dweller• 13 years 9 months ago.
dweller

Triplicate post

By dweller• 13 years 9 months ago.
dweller

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By dweller• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
dweller

Qatar has never been warm enough in Winter to live without jumpers and coats.

Maybe you should all buy thermal underwear next time you are on leave.

By pwb78• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
pwb78

Saw on the expatwoman site that carrefour villagio was getting some in tonight but there was like a 3 page waiting list of names...

By qatar guest• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
qatar guest

"common, its not that cold, not even 0 degrees."

The problem is Qatar is not set up for the cold. In England, though we might not regard this as cold, we'd still have the central heating on and warm clothes for going out. Similarly, a heat wave in England can be worse than abroad because we have no air-conditioning.

By anonymous• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

At 23:00, It was 50 degrees last night in the desert, with a windshield factor of 39 degrees, The wind velocity was 13 knots an hour. I had two layers of clothing and my ears were super cold and hurting. My weather mate station notified of high humidity of 100%. That is freaking cold.

Guys dress warm and don't judge the weather as warm. We are not out of the woods, yet!

Enjoy the weather while it last.

Do not invite death by the error of your life, nor bring on destruction by the works of your hands; because God did not make death, and he does not delight in the death of the living.

Solomon Chapter 1, verses 12-13

By kerrie edwards• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
kerrie edwards

I bought a couple of halogen heaters last week down at the souq. Qr250 each but they had a variety of models. So far so good!

Try Souq Al Ahmad on Grand Hamad Street. There is a bed & baths store and a few shops down there is an electrical store, sorry cannot remember the name. They also give a one year warranty.

By CHOMOLONGMA• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
CHOMOLONGMA

common,

its not that cold, not even 0 degrees.

By bindu• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
bindu

SO MANY HEATERS WERE AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET IN THE BEGINNING OF THIS WINTER SEASON.BUT AFETR 2,3 WEEKS DUE TO DAMN COLD ALL WERE SOLD OFF.I BOUGHT ONE FROM LULU HYPER MARKET.BUT IT WAS IKON MAKE AND IT IS NOT GOOD.AFTER 2 WEEKS USE IT WENT.I REPAIRED THE SAME AS HEATERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN THE MARKET NOW.IT IS WORKING NOW BUT NOT A GOOD PRODUCT.ANYWAY U CAN CHECK IN THE ELECTRONIC SHOPS FOR A HEATER

By silvermoon100• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
silvermoon100

I left all my warm clothes back in Canada. I arrived to Qatar about 1 month ago, at that time it was still warm. Then very soon I left for Kuwait (as our Head Office is there), the temperature at nights there was dropping down to +2+3!! I had to buy boots and very warm jacket (could never imagine I will ever need boots in Gulf!!) Then I came back to qatar, hoping that at least here will be warmer.. noway.. i am still freezing, can not get warm!! And, as Xena says: "One of my reasons for coming to Qatar was because I don't do cold weather well"..

By Kikomodos• 13 years 9 months ago.
Kikomodos

We're hoping to have better temperature in the coming days, tho the last few days registered the lowest at 8 degrees, brrr!

By suhail• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
suhail

If, as the met says the chill is to remain till the end of this month then its high time you bought one heater. Check out the MAin agents like DOMASCO, LG, Panasonic etc or even retailers like MP traders

By novita77• 13 years 9 months ago.
novita77

You might have to leave in your car and put the heater inside the car. x

By novita77• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
novita77

Xena .... i am freeezing too ... last year we don't need a heater, 2 years ago was heavy rain during new years eve. We bought a heater 3 years ago and now broken. Haven't able to find a new one yet :-( no where sell it.

By Xena• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Xena

One of my reasons for coming to Qatar was because I don't do cold weather well, and South Africa has very cold winters...

When I got on the plane to Qatar on August 16, it was 9degrees... never in my wildest dreams did I think i would have a use for the jersey and leather jacket I was wearing, nor did I think i would have to waste money on a winter wardrobe when I got here....

Suzanna, sorry, i haven't seen any heaters, but the A/C's usually have a warmer setting....

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