People on the roads have been advised to proceed with caution this morning as heavy rains and thunderstorms make their way across Qatar.
Residents should expect some flooding today due to the downpour, but it shouldn’t be as bad as the storms that gridlocked the country in November, said Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English.
Speaking to Doha News, she said: “This heavy rain is temporary and will clear soon, then off and on showers . But in the afternoon should clear (up).”
She added that tomorrow is forecast to be sunny.
That said, some people have opted to keep their kids home from school today due to the lightning and thunder, and the congestion on roads caused by accidents.
Visibility is low in many roads especially on highways. Please follow necessary safety measures for a safe driving. #MoI_Qatar
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) March 9, 2016
Here are some tips from the Ministry of Interior on navigating the roads while it’s raining:
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) March 8, 2016
Have you been affected by the weather? Thoughts?