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?