Northwesterly wind to cause blowing dust from tomorrow

Doha: Northwesterly wind is expected to start blowing from tomorrow, Wednesday, May 26 which will cause blowing dust in open areas. 

This was tweeted by the Qatar Meteorology Department adding that the wind speed is expected to range between 12-22KT to 28 KT in some areas and this will continue until next Friday, May 28. 

The department also issued a marine warning of strong wind and high waves until May 29 during which the wave height is expected to range between 5-8ft rising to 10ft at places at times. 

Meanwhile, in its weather report for the day it mentioned that until 6pm it will be very hot at places, while offshore will be hazy to misty at places at first.

The southeasterly wind will be light to moderate in speed with the visibility ranging from 4 to 9 kilometres.

The weather department also noted that starting May end the AlBawarih wind will start and continue until the middle of July. It refers to the northwesterly fresh to strong wind that results from Indian monsoon along with the presence of high-pressure system over northern Arabian Peninsula. 

The most important characteristic of this wind is that it weakens at night and gain strength at sunrise causing blowing dust and poor visibility with low relative humidity and high sea waves.

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