Strong winds to cause fall in mercury

February 05, 2014 - 2:07:36 am

DOHA: The Meteorology Department has forecast strong northwesterly winds leading to a further dip in temperature over the next three days.

The Department has also warned of high seas and low visibility at times resulting from the dusty winds. Scattered rains are also forecast over the weekend.

“High pressure over northern Saudi Arabia will intensify and extend to the Gulf starting from today and generate northwesterly winds at speeds from 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 35 knots at places at times,” said a statement issued by the Department yesterday.

Visibility would be reduced due to dust and a rise in sea waves by 10-15 feet offshore is also expected. This condition could prevail until Friday morning.

The prevailing northwesterly winds would bring in cold air from the northwest causing a dip in temperature over the next few days. The expected maximum temperature would be between 16-20 degrees Celsius, and the minimum between 10-14 degrees Celsius. Temperature in Doha today would hover between 17 degrees C and 23 degrees C and the lowest temperature is expected at Abu Samra from 15 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius.

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