The humidity level soared to above 85% in some areas last evening, the Qatar Met department tweeted, noting that the conditions were favourable for fog formation from late at night until early in the morning.
Temperatures on Thursday reached 35.1 degrees Celsius at Wisley, in Surrey, southern England, officially making it the hottest day of the year so far.
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has reminded the public to protect themselves and their families, especially young children and the elderly, from illnesses caused by high temperatures and humidity.
Patients with skin and respiratory allergies should take a set of precautions to avoid serious complications during the summer heat and humidity, a senior consultant and Hamad Medical Corporation as well as Sidra Medicine has advised.
A series of foggy days is expected in the country from Friday until Tuesday, January 2, 2018, the Qatar Met department has said.
Qatar Red Crescent’s (QRCS) Medical Affairs Division conducted several health education events recently to mark Heat Exhaustion Awareness Week.
The Qatar Met department has warned of a drop in visibility due to foggy conditions in the early hours of Thursday and Friday, followed by a gradual rise in temperatures over the next few days.