Scattered rain is expected in the country from Wednesday, followed by a shift in wind direction to Northwesterly and a noticeable drop in the temperature, the Qatar Met department has said.
In a report yesterday, the weather office said it is expected that the country will be affected by rain of varying intensity, happening intermittently, from tomorrow until Saturday, which may turn thundery at times.
The winds will be mainly Southeasterly-Northeasterly, with speeds ranging from 6-16 knots and gusts exceeding 25 knots during thundery rain.
Then, it is expected that the winds will shift to Northwesterly on Saturday (December 10) and continue to be so until the middle of the week, accompanied by a noticeable decrease in the temperature. It will feel cooler especially during the night and in the early morning hours. The maximum temperature is expected to range from 19-26C and the minimum from 15-24C, and lower than that in the southern and outer areas, the report states.
It is worth noting that this period coincides with the arrival of Al-Marb'aannyeh, which indicates the beginning of the severity of winter and lasts about 40 days.
The Met department has called on everyone to receive information from its official sources and not to be led by rumours and unofficial social media accounts.