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09 Jan 2020 | 04:14 AM UTC

Qatar: Heavy rain forecast nationwide January 9-10

The Qatar Met forecasts heavy rain nationwide on January 9-10; transportation disruptions possible

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Event

The Qatar Met has forecast heavy rain and strong winds for Qatar on Thursday, January 9, and Friday, January 10. The forecast reads that the storm may bring varying intensity, which may turn into thunderstorms in some areas. A spell of cold weather is also forecast. The Met advised to avoid maritime activities as a result.

Flooding and associated transportation disruptions are likely in the affected areas.

Advice

Individuals in Qatar are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid areas directly affected by flooding, confirm road conditions and flight reservations before setting out, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. Avoid walking or driving through floodwaters; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.