Cool conditions to continue
January 24 2017 10:13 PM
cold weather

Cool conditions will continue to prevail in the country on Wednesday, the Qatar Met department has said. Strong winds and high seas in offshore areas in the early hours have also been forecast.

Northwesterly winds will blow at 18-28 knots in offshore areas before decreasing to 5-15 knots by Wednesday afternoon.

The sea level, meanwhile, may reach a high of 10ft, while slightly dusty conditions are also likely at times along with some clouds.

Windy and dusty conditions were experienced in different parts of Qatar on Tuesday, resulting in a drop in visibility in some areas. Strong winds and high waves were also reported from offshore areas.

The Met department urged people to avoid sea activities and also re-issued an advisory, prepared in co-ordination with the Ministry of Public Health, on safety measures to be followed in dusty conditions.

On Wednesday, a minimum temperature of 12C is expected in Mesaieed, Wakrah and Abu Samra, and 14C in Doha. The maximum, on the other hand, will be 18C in Dukhan and Abu Samra and 21C in Doha and other places.

On Tuesday the mercury level dropped to 13C in Abu Samra, Karana and Turayna, while in Doha (airport area) it was 15C.

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