More rain expected in country, says Met
April 07 2019 11:02 PM
A rain-soaked road in Doha on Sunday. PICTURE: Shaji Kayamkulam
A rain-soaked road in Doha on Sunday. PICTURE: Shaji Kayamkulam


Thundershowers are expected in some places in the early hours of Monday, the Qatar Met department has said.

The weather office has also issued a marine warning for thundery rain, strong winds and high seas on Monday. The detailed forecast says northeasterly-southeasterly winds will blow at 8-18 knots offshore and reach a high of 28 knots during thundershowers before becoming northwesterly by the evening.

Cloudy conditions are expected in these places and there is a chance of scattered rain, which may become thundery at times. The sea level, meanwhile, may rise to 9ft. Inshore areas will see cloudy conditions on Monday and there is a chance of rain in some places at first. Partly cloudy conditions will prevail later and slight dust is also expected occasionally.

Parts of the country received some rain on Sunday, too, including Doha. Meanwhile, the minimum temperature is expected to be 21C in Dukhan and Abu Samra on Monday, followed by 22C in Al Khor and Ruwais, 23C in Wakrah and Mesaieed, and 24C in Doha. The maximum, on the other hand, will range from 26C in Ruwais to 33C in Al Khor, with Doha expected to see a high of 32C.

Sunday, the minimum temperature was 21C in Abu Samra and Sheehaniya, with Doha recording 25C. The maximum went up to 38C in Shehaimiya, 36C in Dukhan and Abu Samra, 35C in Umm Bab, Batna and other places, 34C in Sheehaniya and Turayna, and 31C in Doha and the Qatar University area.

The Met department had on Saturday said in a report that unsettled weather conditions were likely to affect the country until the weekend due to the extension of a low-pressure system over the region.

The skies are expected to become cloudy at times, especially in the evening and at night, and there is a chance of scattered rain of variable intensity – which may be thundery at times.

The department urged people to be cautious and avoid going to sea in view of the expected conditions, and also follow the latest updates through its official social media accounts.

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