MET: Gradual rise in temperature expected from today until Friday in Qatar
The country is expected to be affected by gradual rise in temperature starting on Tuesday, April 21, till Friday April 24, by 4-7°c, where the maximum temperature will be between 36-39°c in Doha and higher in the central and western areas.
This is due to extension of the Sudan thermal depression, where the wind direction will be Southeasterly-Southwesterly at light to moderate speed, the Qatar Meteorology Department has said on its website.
However, on Friday evening the country will be affected by a ridge of high pressure extending from north Saudi, associated with fresh to strong wind speed over all areas. The MET has warned sea goers of strong wind speed between 17-27KT, which could reach 37KT at times, and high waves between 6-9/12FT.
This may lead to dusty weather conditions, which will decrease the horizontal visibility to 3KM or less at places. Strong winds will continue till the beginning of next Monday, April 27. However, on Saturday there will be a significant drop in temperature which might reach between 31-33°c.