Qatar residents on the roads should proceed with care this morning as high winds kick up sand and dust and result in low levels of visibility, the Ministry of Interior has warned.
In a series of tweets, the MOI said windspeeds could reach up to 35 knots (65km/hour) today, resulting in decreased vision on the roads.
ادارة الارصاد الجوية : تحذير من رياح قوية(شمالية غربية16 – 26 عقدة تصل الى 35 عقدة أحيانا)على جميع المناطق مع رؤية أفقية متدنية نتيجة الغبار
— وزارة الداخلية – قطر (@MOI_Qatar) June 21, 2015
According to Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, strong winds are expected to stay with Qatar all week.
The wind has brought us today’s dust storm, she said, but is also going to keep humidity at bay over the next several days.
She added that dusty/windy conditions will persist in a similar fashion tomorrow.
Here’s the full forecast for today, according to the Qatar Meteorology Department:
Weather forecast for Sunday 21/06/2015 pic.twitter.com/sFde0WnKyM
— أرصاد قطر (@qatarweather) June 20, 2015
What are you seeing outside? Thoughts?
The view out of my office right now !!
Hehehe, well done both you. If I had coffee it would be coming out of my nose.
Both of you? I can see the lack of coffee is taking its toll on you :p
You have no idea!
Ok we admit it – we painted your windows yellow last night
Dust and Ramadan shouldn’t mix
I agree, they taste awful at lunchtime.
That comment is so tasteless.
Actually I tend to agree, a poor effort. I should stick to my bacon sandwich at lunchtime and forget commentating…
Wash the dust down with an ice cold beer between each bite of your BLT.
visibility in Al Sailyah is terrible, but worse is the gusty wind conditions, I’m pretty sure they are gusting closer to 50kph
Why doesn’t the SEC do something useful and require schools to monitor air quality and take preventative measures to ensure students are not forced to go out and spend break times in these conditions? The same with soaring temperatures. It shouldn’t be left up to schools who unfortunately can’t be trusted to show adequate judgement about the health and well being of the children in their care.
Couldn’t resist. You know you are in Doha if the wind speed is higher than your car’s speed.