After more than six months of sun, dust and wind, many Doha residents cheered last night and this morning when they saw sprinkles of rain falling on the city.
According to the Qatar Meteorology Department, the country is also in for a heavier downpour by nightfall, with thundershowers forecast before 6pm.
( اللهم صيباً نافعاً )
إمتداد تأثير أمطار الخير والتي قد تكون رعدية أحياناً،
نتمنى لكم أمتع الأوقات في هذه الأجواء pic.twitter.com/01jxQ62Ggn
— أرصاد قطر (@qatarweather) November 24, 2014
Strong winds, high seas and a drop in temperature are expected to accompany the rain. Temperatures are expected to range from 23C to 31C today.
Here’s some of the reaction around town over the last several hours:
Have you felt today’s rain? Thoughts?
It seems the Emir’s rain prayers worked, God bless him. Maybe he can pray for the end of the NOC and make more people happy in Qatar.
…will that make you happy in Qatar!? You had a lot of garbage to say when they were praying for rain, so the sarcasm of your well wishes won’t be lost on people here
Expats call for locals to be more accepting or tolerant of their culture… While there’s very little tolerance to the local host culture and believes…
It’s really shameful it’s the same people who preach on how Qatar needs more open mindness and multicultirism where the first to quit rudely make fun of local and overall Muslim believes in prayer
Uff! BURN! I would love to hear a reply to this.
I totally respect your right to hold the beliefs you do, but that does not extend to what those beliefs contain. To do so would be hypocritcal but I it would also be hypocritical not to respect your right to practise and have such beliefs. That is tolerance.
Guys, rain! We’re just talking about rain. Chill.
If you remember my original comment I said it was a nice cultural tradition and no I don’t want a NOC, that was aimed at others here….
which is condescending don’t you think. If you believed in something, and someone said “oh that’s….” and then classified it not as a belief but as a tradition, that’s not being tolerant. You also stated “If only it was that easy” which is not a great example of respecting peoples beliefs. To clarify, not asking you if you want an NOC, but if NOC’s come to an end will you in fact show signs of happiness?
Why don’t u also pray instead of telling the emir what to do. Even if u alone pray god will definitely hear you. Duah or prayer is between you and god
Meh, rain makes me feel a little melancholy. But hey, at the very least, I didn’t get caught in the rain after having my car washed.
Nice to have the change in weather though. Tired of the sun EVERY day.
Maybe you should have looked at the weather forecast before you packed your family to Doha
I’m not a big fan of rain, I’m missing the sunshine already.
Nice to see some rain, but so annoying that it comes just after the prayer for rain, and the irrational put 2 and 2 together to make 5……….
haha, the rational would think that they knew it was going to rain before they prayed.
im not suggesting anything.
the “rational” would then have no need for reason in life as they would be able to predict the future and all be rich! Might this explain the rich and poor divide?
Or they can look at a weather forecast. Just saying!
I think you’ll find that the accuracy of weather forecasts is not 100%, nowhere near, depending on the type of weather and how far ahead the prediction is, you’ll find that 30% over the course of a year is a pretty good number. While some will measure accuracy of predicting based on shorter time frames, ie. it’s raining now and our prediction is in one hour it will be raining, all things considered, not as accurate as you would expect
do you regard the accuracy of prayer to be higher than 30% when prediciting the weather?
The difference being one is a prediction and one is more of a request wouldn’t you say? One being more of a “this is what’s going to happen tomorrow” vs. “Make it rain?”