June set to get hotter; Met predicts temperatures to reach 49 degrees celcius
If today was hot, sweaty, icky, outside, the weather is only going to get worse this week.
The Qatar Meteorology Department has forecasted a heat wave during the coming days, with temperatures reaching between 45-49 degrees celsius during the noon time.
This kind of weather is “normal” during this time of summer, explains MET, and is due to “the deepening of the Indian Monsoon Low over the coast of Arabian Gulf”, leading to a rise in temperature.
The heat wave will also be accompanied by strong winds, so expect dusty days ahead. This could cause a decrease in horizontal visibility, especially in the open areas and highways, the department has warned.
Given the weather conditions of late, there has been a rise in upper respiratory tract infections such as sinusitis, bronchitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis and infection of the ears. In our earlier article, Dr Nazar Mopen from Aster Medical Centre, suggests a few precautions to prevent infections. Click here to read.
Rising temperatures are also a primary cause of accidents and mishaps around the home and outside. Read our article on how to stay safe during this season.