25 Jan 2018 – 17:37
Doha: The temperature is expected drop substantially from early next week bringing in the winter chills in some part of the Qatar.
According to weather report released by the Qatar Meteorology Department, temperature in Doha is expected to range between 21°C to 11°C at night whereas minimums in southern areas of the country will go down below 5°C.
Weather charts indicate that the country will be hit by the Northwesterly fresh to strong wind from Saturday night, January 27, 2018 till Monday, January 29, 2018 due to the extension of a Siberian high pressure system over the region causing a noticeable drop in temperatures.
The cold spell is expected to prevail over the country especially at night starting from Sunday, January 28, 2018 until the end of the week where temperatures in Doha is expected to range between 21°C to 11°C at night whereas minimums in southern areas go down below 5°C.
Wind speeds are expected to range between 15 to 25Kt with gusts reaching 35Kt especially on Sunday causing blowing dust and visibility reduction below 2km in some areas.
Sea is expected to be rough where maximum wave height may reach 12Ft. Qatar Meteorology Department urged all residents to be cautious and avoid going to sea.