Weathermen expect another cold spell next month

 26 Jan 2013 - 2:40


DOHA: Weather forecasters yesterday said winter wasn’t over yet and a cold spell was expected any time next month.

According to a forecaster, weather conditions here are largely dependent on wind direction. If the wind blows from the southern regions, the mercury rises two to three degrees Celsius, as is happening now.

The wind today is blowing from the southeast. However, when the wind changes direction and is north-westerly, it brings along chill and the temperature drops, said the forecaster. “The winter isn’t over yet.”

The maximum temperature these days is between 25 and 29 degrees Celsius, depending on the area in the country, while the minimum ranges between 13 and 17 degrees Celsius.

In Doha, the maximum today is forecast at 27 degrees, and the minimum at 17 degrees.

Abu Samra, located near Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia, and which recently witnessed the coldest days and nights during the last chilly spell, will have a maximum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius and a low of 13 degrees today, the forecast said.

Al Khor in the north, on the other hand, is expected to have day temperatures running up to 26 degrees Celsius today, while at night the mercury will drop to 14 degrees.

The forecast for Al Wakra is a noon temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 15 degrees.