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Rise in temperature normal; Al Bawarh winds to return from Saturday: Official


Doha: A senior Meteorology Department official explained that the temperatures recorded during the current period are normal and that they have not witnessed an unprecedented rise.

“We are now in summer and the rise in temperature we are witnessing is normal, and there is no indication that the temperature has reached an abnormal extent,” Director of Meteorology Department at the General Authority of Civil Aviation Abdullah Muhammad Al Mannai said.

Al Mannai pointed out that temperatures have witnessed a rise globally during the past years, noting that this is due to many reasons.

He added that we are now in the period of Al Bawarh winds, which begins in the first week of June, and it is expected to return starting from next Saturday and will continue until the end of next week.

He pointed out that Al Bawarh winds are active northern winds that blow during the noon periods and raise dust, and their speed ranges between 15 and 25 knots exceeding 35 knots sometimes in some areas, which leads to low visibility, while it softens the atmosphere during the evening.

Al Mannai advised everyone not to be exposed to the sun and not to go out during the peak times and postpone unnecessary work during the day, wear comfortable clothes in light colours, drink appropriate amount of fluids, avoid external activities and not be exposed to direct sunlight as much as possible, and not to leave children alone in the car and to make sure there is no one inside the car before leaving.

Al Mannai called to be cautious and avoid all marine activities and to follow weather reports through the official accounts on social media platforms.


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