Unstable weather with rain likely until Friday
23 Nov 2015 - 1:26
DOHA: Qatar is expected to witness unstable weather from this evening until Friday, with chances of rain all over.
Heavy rains are expected in the northern areas, particularly after sunset tomorrow, lasting until late Wednesday evening.
In a special bulletin released yesterday through Qatar News Agency, the weather bureau has cautioned sea-goers, saying they must not venture into the sea from today evening until Friday.
The bureau said its forecast about unstable weather is valid until further notice and urged people not to lend ears to rumours. “We are the only weather forecasting authority in the country so people should not rely on what others say regarding the weather”.
Abdullah Al Mannai, Head, Weather Analysis and Forecasting Section at the Meteorological Department, was quoted as saying in the bulletin: “The unstable weather for the five days will be due to low pressure”. There will be high wind these days whose intensity will vary from time to time. The bureau said it will, in the coming five days, issue special bulletins from time to time.
The bureau coordinates with the Ministry of Interior, Ashghal and the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning to help avoid waterlogging during rains, especially along highways and in lowlying areas.
In its routine forecast for tomorrow, the bureau said day temperatures will range from 26 to 28 degrees Celsius. The weather will be partly cloudy and as evening approaches it will turn cloudy, with chances of rain as night falls. Offshore, the day will be partly cloudy today with chances of scattered rains. The wind will be northwesterly, moving in from the chilly areas in Europe and would later turn into northeasterly. It will move at speeds from nine to 28 to 33km an hour. Offshore, wind direction and speed will be the same as inland — northwesterly initially and later turning into northeasterly.
Nightly temperatures today will vary from 18 to 22 degrees. Abu Samra and Al Khor will witness colder nights as the temperature will drop to 18 degrees.
In Mesaieed and Al Wakrah, the nightly mercury level will be 19 degrees, but in Doha, it will be about 21 degrees. In Al Ruwais, nightly temperature will be 22 degrees. As for day temperatures, Doha will witness 28 degrees and Al Ruwais and Dukhan 26, and Abu Samra 27. In Al Khor, Messaieed and Al Wakrah the day temperature will be 28 degrees. On the timings of high and low tides, the bureau said near the shores, the waves could be one to three-foot high, while deep inside the sea, could reach up to five feet today.