Qatar to Experience Gradual Increase in Temperatures

Doha, Qatar: Beginning today, June 17, 2024, Qatar will experience a rise in temperatures lasting until the end of the week.

The Qatar Meteorology Department announced this on social media, sharing a temperature forecast map showing the entire country shaded in red.

The department stated that temperatures will range between 41°C and 48°C across Qatar during this period.

In response, the Ministry of Public Health has been sharing tips on social media for managing heat stress, including:

  • Drink cool water every 15 minutes.
  • Avoid tea, coffee, energy drinks, and soft drinks.
  • Schedule more frequent work breaks.
  • Eat right, eat light.
  • Wear light, loose clothing.
  • Keep your head covered when outdoors.

The Ministry also advised individuals to be vigilant for signs of a medical emergency, such as abnormal thinking or behavior, slurred speech, seizures, and loss of consciousness. If any of these symptoms are observed, call 999 immediately. Move the person to a cooler area and cool them down with water, ice, or a fan.