Just in time for the weekend, a high pressure front will move over Qatar, resulting in sandy, windy conditions and low visibility, the Meteorology Department has said.
Starting Friday night, windspeed will reach up to 35 knots (65km/hour) inshore, and 40 knots (74km/hour) at sea. The blowing dust/sand will cause visibility to drop to 2km at times, the MET added.
The weather warning comes at a time when residents have yet to forget the various sandstorms over the past few months that prompted school closures, airport delays and hundreds of people to fall ill with respiratory issues.
In a statement, forecasters said that the latest adverse conditions are expected to linger until midday on Tuesday, May 19.
One silver lining: temperatures are expected to fall from the searing 40Cs we’ve been seeing this week to between 37C (99F) and 39C (102F) over the next few days.
How comes they close the schools to protect the kids but they don’t close the offices to protect the workers 🙁 My Company simply sent a ‘protect your health’ newsletter suggesting people stay home but didn’t follow up their ‘health concerns’ by closing the office.
in what way do you think you are safer in a building (at home) than a building in which you work ?
Safer by the fact that I would not have to leave home, drive in limited visibility and breathe it all in whilst I am trying to get to the office.
YAY, more dust
xD yes! It’s a never ending battle with cleaning up all the dust in the house. *shakes fist*
try having more trees, they don’t do much, bu i tell my self they do
WOO HOO…more time to spend in the MALL…get FATTER and a STROKE younger in life too !!
This year we had way more than our fair share of spring winds and dust. Who should we blame? Global warming, Kafala and the Americans are the usual suspects 🙂