Chance of rain from Wednesday
February 25 2019 11:24 PM


There is a chance of rain in the country from Wednesday until early on Friday, the Qatar Met department has said.

Marine warnings will also be in place during this period.

In a report on Monday, the weather office said the “cloud amount is expected to increase gradually between Wednesday (February 27) and early on Friday (March 1) due to the extension of a low-pressure system over the region”.

Along with the cloudy conditions, there is a chance of scattered rain during this period and it will mostly be light in intensity. The rain may become moderate and thundery at times for a limited in some areas, especially offshore, the report states.

Marine warnings continue during this period due to the risk of thundershowers, which are usually accompanied by strong winds that cause a sudden rise in wave height.

The Met department has urged people to follow latest updates through its official social media accounts.

Meanwhile, Tuesday’s forecast says strong winds and high seas are expected in offshore areas until the evening.

The wind speed (northwesterly) in these areas will be 15-25 knots, going up to 32 knots at first and decreasing to 8-18 knots by the evening. The winds will become southwesterly by night.

Fine conditions are likely at first offshore, followed by the prevalence of some clouds later. There is a chance of light rain in the north by night. The sea level, meanwhile, may rise to 10ft at first.

The forecast for inshore areas says mild daytime conditions are expected along with scattered clouds and slight dust in some places at times. It will be cold by night.

The minimum temperature on Tuesday is expected to be 17C in Wakrah, Mesaieed, Al Khor, Abu Samra and Ruwais, 18C in Dukhan and 19C in Doha. On the other hand, the maximum will be 21C in

Ruwais, 22C in Abu Samra and Dukhan, 25C in Al Khor and 26C in Doha, Wakrah and Mesaieed.

Monday, the minimum temperature was 18C in Sheehaniya, the Qatar University area, Jumayliyah, Ghuwairiyah, Batna, Turayna and Karana, 19C in Mesaieed, Al Khor, Dukhan, Ruwais, Abu Samra and Shehaimiya, and 20C in Doha, Hamad International Airport area, Wakrah, Abu Hamour and Umm Bab. The maximum was 27C in Doha and Mesaieed.

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