The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) has predicted a ‘cold wave’ across the country over the coming weekend.

Windy conditions are set to prevail over the country, making the nights colder and temperatures would come down to 3-6C, reports QMD.

These climatic conditions have been predicted on the basis of the extension of a Siberian high-pressure system, accompanied by fresh to strong northwesterly winds, from Thursday dawn (February 2) until Sunday (February 5), as reported by Gulf Times.

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Mercury level is expected to drop 3-6C, with the minimum in Doha ranging from 10-13C and the maximum from 17-20C.

In the southern areas, the minimum temperature may dip below 7C areas, with the windy conditions adding to the chill factor.

Wind speed would remain around 35 knots in the offshore areas, while sea waves may rise to over 15ft towards the north.

A minimum temperature of 11C is expected in Wakrah and Mesaieed, followed by 12C in Abu Samra and 16C in Doha on Tuesday.

Whereas, the maximum, will range from 18C in Abu Samra to 23C in Doha.

On Monday, a minimum temperature of 14C was recorded in Karana and Ghuwairiya, while in Doha,  the minimum was 17C at the Doha airport area