Mercury touched 49C Friday in Mesaieed, Qatar Meteorology Department said Friday. Doha recorded a maximum temperature of 48C. Friday's lowest maximum was 34C at Ruwais. The minimum temperature ranged between 26C (Abu Samra) and 38C (Doha). The weather was windy and dusty at times.
On Saturday, the forecast is a maximum temperature in the 45C (Mesaieed) to 34C (Abu Samra) range. The expected minimum temperature is in the 26C (Abu Samra) and 38C (Doha) range. Saturday's inshore warning is expected strong wind and poor visibility and that for offshore is strong wind and high sea.