Northwesterly fresh to strong winds are expected to begin affecting the country from tomorrow afternoon and continue for several days, until the end of next week, the Qatar Met department has said. The wind speed will range from 10-20 knots and may exceed 30 knots in some areas during the daytime, which will lead to blowing dust, a drop in horizontal visibility to less than 2km at times, and sea waves rising to 12ft in some areas, according to the weather office.
The northwesterly winds will be accompanied by a slight decrease in temperatures, with the maximum ranging from 30-38C during the day and the minimum from 18-29C at night in different regions of the country. The Met department has called upon everyone to be cautious and avoid marine activities during the warning period. Meanwhile, Sunday's forecast says poor horizontal visibility is expected some at places at first in both inshore and offshore areas due to misty to foggy conditions. It will be relatively hot during the daytime and some clouds are likely at times, while hazy conditions and clouds are forecast for offshore areas.
Visibility may drop to 2km or less in some areas at first due to the expected conditions. The temperature in Doha is expected to range from 27-36C Sunday, the forecast adds.