Mercury reaches 49C as hot conditions continue around the country
July 11 2020 12:28 AM

Mesaimeer and Sheehaniya recorded a maximum temperature of 49C Friday as hot conditions continued around the country, according to weather charts. Following closely behind were Mukaynis, Karana, Turayna, Jumayliyah and Ghuwairiyah at 48C, and Doha (airport area) and the Qatar University area at 47C.
In its forecast for Saturday, the Qatar Met department says hot daytime conditions are expected along with slight dust and some clouds at times. It will be relatively humid in some places by night. Relatively humid weather was experienced last night, according to the weather office. The humidity level exceeded 60% in some areas with light easterly winds, it tweeted.
A maximum temperature of 47C is expected Saturday in Al Khor, followed by 43C in Doha and 42C in Wakra, Mesaieed and Abu Samra.
The forecast for offshore areas says misty conditions are likely in some places at first Saturday along with clouds.
The Met department has advised people to follow precautions in the prevailing hot conditions, such as avoiding direct exposure to sunlight, drinking plenty of fluids and wearing lightweight and light-coloured clothing. Also, outdoor workers should take rest breaks in a shaded area.
Hamad Medical Corporation, too, has issued tips on how to stay safe and healthy in hot conditions. It said people should “wear light-coloured and cotton clothing, eat plenty of fruits and drink plenty of water and other fluids”.

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