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Higher temperatures during weekend; QMD warns of strong wind and high sea

Published: 19 May 2022 - 12:09 pm | Last Updated: 19 May 2022 - 12:11 pm
File photo used for representation only

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Doha: Hot days with slight blowing dust are expected at some places during the weekend. Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD), in its weather forecast, also warns of strong wind and high seas offshore. 

The temperature is also expected to reach a maximum of 44 degrees Celsius and 32 degrees Celsius at the lowest. 

On Friday, sea heights inshore will range from 3-5 ft and 5-9 ft rising to 12 ft offshore. On Saturday, sea heights will also range 3-5 ft inshore and 6-10 ft rising to 13 ft offshore.

Visibility during the weekend will mainly vary between 4-8 kilometres or less at times. 

Al Bawarih wind will also start at the end of May until the middle of July. According to QMD, Al Bawarih wind is a well-known local term in the gulf region that refers to northwesterly fresh to strong wind. 

This is a result of the "extension of Indian monsoon low over the region along with the presence of a high-pressure system over Northern Arabian Peninsula."

"The most impotant feature of the Al-Bawaris wind is its gradual activity with sunrise reaching its peak during the afternoon," QMD said on Twitter. 

This also causes blowing dust and low horizontal visibility at times alongwith low relative humidity and high sea waves.