Saturday too to be dusty, windy
April 21 2017 08:42 PM
A view of the Khalifa Stadium, Torch Tower and Aspire Zone when dust descended on Doha on Friday.
A view of the Khalifa Stadium, Torch Tower and Aspire Zone when dust descended on Doha on Friday. PICTURE: Shemeer Rasheed.

Doha

Windy and dusty weather resulting in poor visibility is expected to continue at most of the inshore areas in Qatar Saturday, while strong wind and high sea is the offshore forecast.

A maximum temperature of 36C is expected in Doha and at Mesaieed and Wakrah, followed by 35C at Al Khor, 30C at Dukhan and Abu Samra and 28C at Ruwais.
A minimum temperature of 21C is expected at Mesaieed and Wakrah, followed by 24C at Al Khor and Abu Samra, 25C at Ruwais and Dukhan and 26C in Doha.
Inshore, northwesterly wind is expected to blow in the range of 15 knots to 25 knots and reaching 30 knots at places at times, reducing gradually by evening to less than 12 knots.
Offshore, northwesterly wind between 20 knots to 30 knots is expected. It could reach 36 knots at places at first and reduce gradually by evening to less than 15 knots.
In view of the prevailing dusty and windy weather, the Civil Aviation Authority, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Health, has issued a number of safety precautions.
Everyone, especially the elderly and asthma patients or those with any other respiratory conditions should avoid direct contact with dust. Those who had undergone eye or nose surgeries recently ought to avoid any direct contact with dust.
The face, nose and mouth should be regularly washed to prevent dust from reaching the lungs. A mask is to be worn when going outdoors. Eyes should not be rubbed to prevent infection.
If any allergy symptoms occur, assistance of the nearest health centre should be sought. If anyone experiences severe difficulty in breathing, they have to approach the emergency department.



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