Chance of thunderstorms on Friday as Al Wasmi season begins: QMD

Doha: On its weather report for the weekend, Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) forecast hot daytime with scattered clouds and a chance of rain, may be thundery, with slight dust to blowing dust at times, followed by mild weather conditions at night. On Friday, QMD also warned about expected thunderstorms associated with strong wind at some places inshore. Recently, QMD had also announced that the Al Wasmi season is set to begin tomorrow (October 16).In its latest satellite images, QMD indicated the presence of a low pressure area in the Arabian sea and the northern Indian Ocean near Indian coasts, accompanied with bands of convective clouds and high waves. "It is expected that a deep depression will form during the next 48 hours, according to latest numerical weather prediction charts. It's worth mentioning that a deep depression gets classified as a tropical storm and gets a name when the wind speed around the center reaches 34 KT," a statement issued by Gulf Marine Centre in Qatar and posted on QMD’s Twitter said.Sea heights during the weekend will mainly vary between 1-2 ft inshore. On Saturday, there is a chance that sea heights will reach to 4 ft offshore. The wind, on Friday, is expected to blow mainly northwesterly to northeasterly at 5 to 15 KT, reaching to 25 KT during thundery rain inshore. On Saturday, the wind is expected to blow northwesterly to northeasterly at 5 to 15 KT.On Friday, the visibility will mainly vary between 4-8 kilometres and will decrease to 2 k....

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