Strong wind, blowing dust lash most parts of Qatar; to continue over weekend

Doha: Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) has announced that fresh to strong northwesterly wind is expected to continue until Saturday next week, June 19. 

During the weekend, the minimum and maximum temperature will range between 32 to 44 degrees Celsius.

During this period, the wind is expected to range between 17-27 KT gusting to 40 KT at times, especially during this weekend which will cause blowing dust and low visibility to less than 2 km during daytime. QMD also said that wind speed will decrease gradually by evening.

“The country is expected to be affected by dust mass between Friday dawn, June 11 and Saturday, June 12,” QMD mentioned in a post on Twitter. 

A marine warning of strong wind and high sea will also continue until this Saturday wherein the wave height will range between 4-9 ft and exceeding 12 ft sometimes. 

QMD also urged all citizens and residents to be careful during this weather condition.

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