Rains were experienced in Doha and other parts of the country on Monday evening, and the Qatar Met department forecast another spell of showers from this weekend, reaching its peak next Monday and Tuesday.

Chances of rain continue until Wednesday dawn.

On Tuesday, windy conditions are expected in the northern parts along with a cold night across the country. Offshore areas are likely to see strong winds and high seas today, according to the weather report.

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Scattered, light rain was reported from northern and central areas last evening, gradually reaching Doha and other places, the Met department tweeted. It also observed that the rain would “resume on Friday, with a better chance on Sunday evening and reaching its peak on Monday and Tuesday”.

Meanwhile, the cold spell continued in the country, with a number of places recording a minimum temperature of below 10C Monday and similar figures are forecast for Tuesday.

A minimum of 7C in expected in Abu Samra today, followed by 8C in Wakrah, Mesaieed and Al Khor, 9C in Dukhan and 12C in Doha. The maximum, on the other hand, will range from 17C to 22C in the country.

Abu Samra, where Qatar’s lowest-ever temperature of 1.5C was recorded early on Sunday, was the coldest place in the country Monday (until 5.30pm) as well with a minimum of 4C, weather charts showed. It was followed by Karana (5C), Mesaieed, Turayna, Dukhan and Batna (6C), and Al Khor, Sheehaniya and Jumayliya (7C). In and around the capital, the minimum was 10C in the Qatar University area, 11C in the Hamad International Airport area and 12C in the Doha airport area.