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More rain ahead, chances of thundershowers on Saturday and Sunday
February 14 2019 10:25 PM
Weather - Light Rain

Doha

More rain is expected in the country until Sunday, February 17, the weather forecast shows.

Also, strong northwesterly winds are likely to start affecting Qatar on Sunday, leading to high waves offshore and a drop in temperature, it adds.

In a detailed report on Thursday, the Qatar Met department said “weather charts indicate that the country’s skies may be affected by a state of instability due to an extension of a low-pressure system over the region” from Friday until February 17.

The cloud amount is likely to increase gradually on Friday with a chance of scattered light rain, the report says. The possibility of rain is expected to improve on Saturday and Sunday with conditions being favourable for scattered rain of variable intensity – which may become thundery at times in some areas.

Then, northwesterly fresh to strong winds are expected to affect the country on Sunday, causing high waves measuring 8-12ft in all areas as well as a drop in temperature, with cold conditions likely at night and early in the morning.

The Met department has urged people to be careful during thundershowers, which are usually accompanied by sudden strong winds, and also avoid going to sea from Saturday until Monday (February 18) in view of the expected conditions. The weather office has also advised people to follow latest updates through its social media accounts.

Meanwhile, today’s detailed forecast says moderate conditions will prevail during the day along with some clouds at times, and there is a chance of rain in some places by night.

Offshore areas, too, will see cloudy conditions and there is a possibility of scattered rain towards the north by night.

The minimum temperature on Friday is expected to be 12C in Abu Samra, 13C in Wakrah, Mesaieed and Dukhan, 14C in Al Khor, 15C in Ruwais and 16C in Doha. The maximum, on the other hand, will be 22C in Wakrah, Mesaieed, Al Khor and Ruwais, 23C in Doha and Dukhan, and 25C in Abu Samra.

Thursday, the minimum temperature was 9C in Abu Samra and Turayna, 10C in Mesaieed, Batna and Ghuwairiyah, 11C in Al Khor, Sheehaniya, Dukhan, Jumayliyah and Karana, and 15C in Doha. The maximum ranged from 19C in Dukhan, Ruwais and Umm Bab to 24C in Jumayliyah, while Doha saw a high of 21C.



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