Weather charts show that Qatar will be affected by an extension of a high pressure system starting Tuesday afternoon until the end of the week, accompanied with fresh to strong northwesterly winds reaching its peak on Thursday and Friday.

The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) explained that wind speeds are expected to range between 15 to 25 knots with up to 35 knots gusts inshore causing blowing dust at times with a drop in visibility to 3km or less, especially in open areas.
Stronger winds are expected offshore, ranging between 20 to 35 knots with gusts reaching 40 knots with wave heights rising to 15ft in the north.
In addition, temperatures are expected to drop gradually after being above average over the past few days, with a maximum of 20 to 24C expected in Doha during this period. The minimum temperature in Doha is expected to be between 12 to 16C and cooler than that in external areas with greater feeling of cold due to windy conditions.
The QMD has urged caution and to avoid any marine activities during this period as well as to follow latest updates and warnings through its social media accounts.
Poor horizontal visibility is expected today at places at first, both inshore and offshore. The maximum temperature in Doha is forecast to drop to 27C from Sunday’s 31C, and further to 24C Tuesday.
The maximum temperature forecast for Monday at Mesaieed, Wakrah and Al Khor is 26C, followed by 25C at Abu Samra, 23C at Ruwais and 22C at Dukhan.
The minimum temperature of 13C is expected at Mesaieed, Wakrah, Dukhan and Abu Samra, followed by 14C at Al Khor, 17C at Ruwais and 18C in Doha.