Strong winds, poor visibility due to dust
May 21 2016 09:48 PM
weather- wind and dust
weather- wind and dust

Doha

Strong winds are expected across the country on Sunday along with poor visibility due to blowing dust, the Qatar Met department has said.

Offshore areas, too, are likely to see strong winds along with high seas, according to the weather report.

Visibility may drop to 2km or less in some places at times.

Strong northerly winds were experienced in different parts of the country, with the wind speed reaching 30 knots, along with low visibility in some areas due to blowing dust, the weather office said in a tweet.

The Met department, in co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Health, had earlier issued an advisory on how to stay safe in view of the dusty and windy conditions.

The forecast for inshore areas today says it will be hot during the day with slight to blowing dust at times. The wind speed may go up to 35 knots in some places during the day.

Offshore areas, too, are likely to see dusty conditions at times. The wind speed there may reach a high of 35 knots in some places, with the sea level rising to 13ft.

The maximum temperature is expected to be 39C in Doha, Messaied and Wakrah today, followed by 37C in Al Khor, 34C in Dukhan and Abu Samra and 32C in Ruwais.



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