Heavy rains in Qatar of this season

Hours of relentless rain that began Thursday night and continued all of Friday and into this morning have once again caused parts of Qatar to flood, trapping cars, decreasing visibility and dropping temperatures.

But unlike last month, the downpours did not appear to paralyze the city or cause any major damage to the country’s buildings or infrastructure.

This may be in part because traffic on the roads has thinned out considerably due to the holiday season, allowing municipality trucks to respond more quickly to flooded areas.

However, some residents complained that water-logged roads continue to be a problem in their areas: