Thanks to a new front from the northwest, Doha is going to be a dusty mess over the next few days, as winds up of to 35 knots move across Qatar.
But the good news is that the searing heat we’ve been experiencing over the past few weeks is expected to abate a bit. Forecasters say temperatures will fall from a high of 44C (111F) yesterday to 40C (104F) today.
“The Met office calls on everyone to take necessary precautions during this weather phenomenon.”
Even before 8am this morning, residents reported an uptick in windspeeds:
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Speaking to Doha News, Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist for Al Jazeera English, said she expects the winds to persist through Friday, but gradually ease on Saturday.
At that point, it will be humid, so temps should remain steady at around 40C, she added.
Have you had trouble spotting the skyline today? Thoughts?