Heavy rains all over Qatar, residents advised caution
October 20 2018 04:08 PM
Qatar Rain
Pictures: Shaji Kayamkulam

The rains have arrived with all its might today in Qatar. Accompanied by thunders, the almost non-stop rain that started in the morning enveloped most of the country in varying intensities.   

The much anticipated showers triggered a torrent of responses on social media too. With netizens posting pictures of the season’s first major rain, the government departments promptly started issuing warnings and precautionary notes for the residents to keep safe while on the move and when remaining indoors.

In a morning tweet, the Ministry of Interior said that medium to heavy thundery rain reported in Doha city and other parts of the country. The tweet cautioned of low visibility in Shamal area due to wind accompanied by thunderstorms and urged motorists to take necessary precautions.

The MoI in another tweet advised motorists to slow down the vehicles and leave more space between vehicles, in one of its tweets. #MOIQatar #Qatar

The tweet was followed up by two more

The Meteorology Department posted the radar images of the rainy clouds over Qatar.

And this was one of the advisories the Civil Aviation Department issued:

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment promptly published Rain Emergency Numbers for all Municipalities.

For those who are indoors, Kahramaa issued this note:

Last updated: October 20 2018 04:17 PM

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