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10 Feb 2019 | 04:42 PM UTC

Qatar: Storms and heavy rain forecast February 10-12

Qatar News Alert

Storms and heavy rain forecast throughout Qatar on February 10-12; transportation disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Qatar). COUNTRY/REGION Qatar


On Sunday, February 10, the Qatar Meteorology Department issued a warning for thunderstorms, heavy rains, and strong winds. The warning is expected to remain in effect through Tuesday, February 12. Winds of 55 km/h (34 mph), with gusts of up to 65 km/h (40 mph) are forecast along the country's coasts, along with storm surges of up to 2.5 m (8 ft). Consequent transportation disruptions are to be expected over the coming days.


Individuals in Qatar are advised to follow weather forecasts, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to any advice issued by the local authorities (e.g. potential evacuation orders). In the event of flooding, keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.


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