A cold spell is expected in the country from the middle of this week, the Qatar Met department has said, adding that it may be the coolest one so far this winter.
In a report on social media on Monday, the weather office said that scattered rain is expected to continue on Tuesday, and that it may turn thundery at times in some areas.
Fresh to strong northwesterly winds will start blowing from morning today until the end of this week over most areas, which will lead to blowing dust and low horizontal visibility, while the sea level will rise to more than 10’.
The northwesterly winds will be accompanied by a noticeable decrease in temperature, which will drop to below 8° Celsius in the southern and external areas, while the apparent temperature will be even lower than that.
"This spell is expected to be the coldest so far this season," the Met department said.
According to information available online, apparent temperature is the temperature equivalent perceived by humans, caused by the combined effects of air temperature, relative humidity, and wind speed.
The weather office has also urged everyone to be careful and avoid marine activities.
Meanwhile, today's detailed forecast says the wind speed may go up to 35 knots offshore and 30 knots inshore, with the sea level rising to 12’ at times.
The temperature is expected to range from 19-23C in Doha today.