As Qatar residents look forward to the end of August, historically the country’s most humid month, meteorologists are predicting that the muggy weather will last at least until Sept. 23.
That means it will be another three to four weeks before Qatar sees cooler temperatures and relief from humid conditions, Gulf Times reports.
Though the official peak temperature in Doha yesterday was only 41C, it felt like much more to those who engaged in outdoor activities.
Accuweather’s RealFeel equation put it at a whopping 50C, taking into account many different factors, including humidity, cloud cover, winds, sun intensity and angle of the sun.
Given the conditions, residents are advised to drink lots of water and remain indoors during peak afternoon hours. As ILoveQatar.net’s founder Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon points out:
So hot and humid right now. You can get both hydrated and dehydrated at once.— Mr. Q – I♥Qatar.net (@iloveqatar)
The Qatar Meteorology Department is also advising caution in the mornings due to misty conditions.
Visibility now 7000 m at Doha international airport due to mist, the chance of mist continue till morning at the east cost, Please take care— أرصاد قطر (@qatarmd)
How are you handling the heat and humidity? Thoughts?
Credit: Photo by Mohammed Ismail