A high pressure front from Saudi Arabia has begun blowing over Qatar today, prompting strong winds that will lead to much cooler weather through Friday, forecasters have said.
In a statement, the Qatar Meteorology Department said maximum temperatures would reach between 27C (80F) to 30C (86F) over the next few days, and the minimum could fall to as low as 18C (64F) at night.
Before today, daytime highs exceed 32C (90F).
The MET also warned of decreased visibility due to blowing dust.
Fog later on
In addition to cooler weather, November also usually ushers in early-morning fog across Qatar. In an article in the Gulf Times, Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, said:
“If you’ve yet to encounter fog in Doha, then it can be a rather strange experience, especially if you’re used to seeing fog on chilly winter mornings. At this time of year the fog in Doha is warm!
If there is enough moisture in the air, fog can form at any temperature. All you need to do is saturate the air. This can either be done by adding moisture to it or, because warm air can hold more water vapour than cool air, simply by cooling it.”
But speaking to Doha News, Gaulter said the fog would only prevail in calm weather, so don’t expect any to form this week.
So who’s ready for sweater weather? Thoughts?