Strong winds are expected in some places Monday along with cool conditions around the country, the weather forecast shows. Offshore areas, too, are also likely to see strong winds Monday along with high seas, according to the Qatar Met department.
Doha and other parts of the country experienced some rain and thundery conditions Sunday, particularly in the evening, as had been forecast by the weather office in a report on January 1. In the report, the department had also said northwesterly moderate to fresh winds were expected to affect the country from Sunday evening, becoming strong at times in some areas. This, in turn, would lead to a noticeable drop in temperature with the minimum ranging from 10C to 17C, as well as high waves exceeding 7ft occasionally, the report said.
Monday's detailed report says it will be relatively cold during the day and some clouds and slight dust are also likely at times. It will also be cold by night. Partly cloudy conditions have been forecast for offshore areas along with scattered rain. The wind speed may go up to 28 knots and 24 knots offshore and inshore, respectively, with the sea level rising to 9ft at times. The minimum temperature Monday is expected to be 15C in Wakrah, Mesaieed and Abu Samra, 16C in Al Khor, 17C in Doha and Dukhan, and 18C in Ruwais. The maximum, on the other hand, will range from 20C in Ruwais to 23C in Abu Samra, with Doha likely to see a high of 22C.
Sunday, a minimum temperature of 18C was recorded in Al Khor, Turayna, Batna and other places, while in Doha it was 21C.