Windy conditions to prevail in many areas
June 19 2016 11:58 PM
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Windy conditions are likely to affect most parts of the country until tomorrow, particularly during the day, the Qatar Met department has said.
The weather office has also issued a warning for strong winds and high seas in offshore areas during this period.
In view of the expected conditions, the Met department has urged people to remain cautious and avoid venturing into the sea during the period of strong winds.
In a report yesterday, the department said “fresh to strong northwesterly winds were expected to continue affecting most areas until tomorrow, especially during midday, due to the extension of the Indian monsoon seasonal low over the region”. The strong winds will result in blowing dust and a drop in visibility in some areas. The sea level is also expected to rise during this period.
Windy and dusty conditions, along with reduced visibility, were reported from different parts of the country yesterday as well.
The detailed forecast for inshore areas today says strong winds are expected in most places along with poor visibility due to blowing dust. It will also be hot during the day. The wind speed may go up to 40 knots at times before decreasing by night.
Offshore areas, too, are likely to see strong winds and high seas today, along with dusty conditions. The wind speed there is expected to reach a high of around 28 knots in some places at times, with the sea level rising to 9ft.
Visibility, meanwhile, may drop to 2km or less in some areas at times.
The mercury level yesterday reached a high of 45C in Batna and Turayna and 44C in the Qatar University area, Abu Hamour, Al Khor and other places.
Today, the maximum temperature is expected to be 45C in Messaied and Wakrah and 44C in Doha and Al Khor.
The Met department has advised people to follow latest updates through its different social media accounts.



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