But mostly, many seemed happy to trade the usual dusty, hot conditions for cooler and more refreshing weather.
Whether that elation lasts, however, remains to be seen. The Qatar Meteorology Department (MET) is forecasting moderate to heavy rain for the next three days, including thunderstorms by midday today.
In Qatar, that usually means flooding on the roads, and more accidents because it takes longer to brake on wet pavement.
Authorities are advising motorists to proceed carefully, and be sure to leave extra space between vehicles to ensure safety:
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) November 24, 2015
Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, added yesterday that motorists should also allot more time for their journeys this week.
Here are some morning reactions regarding today’s rainfall:
How is your day going? Thoughts?