After a relatively cool and damp January, temperatures this month are expected to go up slightly, with days ranging between 16C (61F) and 24C (75F), a forecaster at the Qatar Meteorology Department has told Doha News.
Many residents have been capitalizing on the pleasant weather by spending more time outdoors, or trying to:
The air stilled, and gentle bleets were heard… #AlShamal @dohanews @iloveqatar #qatarliving @TimeOutDoha #Qatar pic.twitter.com/Ohi2IZINpW
— Aju George Chris (@Greeeker) February 1, 2014
Sunset from MIA Park Doha xx #beautiful #doha #sunset pic.twitter.com/5BJXYg41OP
— Sally Bruce (@SallieBruce) January 31, 2014
#running #jogging #walking #stayhealthy #stayfit #stayyoung #weekendhobby @ Aspire Park, Doha Qatar http://t.co/uf8UkZn3ol
— ian francis cadalig (@ianfranciscadal) January 31, 2014
taken in #Doha Aspire park moments b4 I was told 2 leave! park is only for families ? #whenCanILeaveQatar ?? pic.twitter.com/xthNuUwlCf
— Rajai Hakki (@RajaiHakki) January 30, 2014
In terms of the coming week, residents can expect to see scattered showers in parts of the country, as well as strong winds of up to 20 to 25 knots through Monday, the MET forecaster said.
And Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, warns that it won’t be warm from here on out. Speaking to Doha News, she said it will cool down around Wed and Thursday when the wind picks up. She added:
“Nighttime temperatures could be as low as 14C (57F), which will be a shock after the last week or so.”
Summer, with its above 30C (and sometimes 40C) heat won’t start setting in until March, the MET said.
How are you spending the weekend? Thoughts?