Heavy rain and thunder is expected to move over parts of Qatar this afternoon, as the country continues its slow transition from summer to winter.
According to the Qatar Meteorology Department, the rain will fall mostly in the northern parts of the country, where wind speeds will reach some 25 knots (46km/hr).
تشير آخر تحديثات النماذج العددية إلى إستمرار وجود فرصة تكون سحب محلية قد تكون رعدية ممطرة أحياناً
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The precipitation is unlikely to make an appearance in Doha, however. Instead, the capital is in for another muggy day, with the MET forecasting humidity of 40 to 90 percent.
Meanwhile, temperatures are forecast to reach a high of 37C (99F) – down from the mid-40s we regularly saw in early September – falling to 28C (82F) by nighttime.
Many Qatar residents have been pointing out some of the impending signs that winter is coming, including an increased number of people walking on the Corniche, the presence of cool water in their cold water tap and overall mood improvement of the population.
Previously, Steff Gaulter, senior meteorologist at Al Jazeera English, told Doha News that “People should start feeling it’s not quite as hot by the beginning of October, but it’s unlikely to be a huge change.”
She added, “Having said all that, two years ago we did have a thunderstorm in Doha towards the end of September, so you never know…we could be lucky!”
Who’s going out in search of rain today? Thoughts?