Strong winds, poor visibility due to dust
July 12 2016 10:29 PM
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Strong winds are again expected in some places during the daytime along with poor visibility due to blowing dust, the Qatar Met department has said in its forecast for today.
Offshore areas, too, are likely to see strong winds and high seas in the early hours today.
The wind speed may go up to 30 knots in some inshore areas during the day before decreasing by night. In offshore areas, it is expected to reach a high of 22 knots before dropping by the evening.
As a result of the dusty conditions, visibility may dip to 3km or less in some places at times today, according to the weather report.
Meanwhile, the Met department said in a post on social media yesterday that warnings for strong winds – which have been in place for the past few days – would be cancelled by today evening. 
The forecast for inshore areas today also says it will be “very hot” during the day with some clouds and slight to blowing dust at times.  
Slight dust is expected in offshore areas, too, in the early hours while hazy conditions are likely by night. The sea level may rise to 7ft and then fall by the evening, the weather office has said.
Meanwhile, the highest temperature in Qatar yesterday was 45C, which was recorded in Turayna, followed by 44C in the Doha airport and Qatar University areas, Al Rayyan, Mesaieed, Wakrah and Al Khor.
The maximum temperature forecast in the country today is 46C in places such as Doha, Mesaieed and Wakrah, while it will be 45C in Al Khor.



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