Qatar sizzles as temperature soars

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) By Pramod Prabhakaran / The Peninsula Online

Doha: Today was a particularly hot day in Qatar as temperature soared in most parts of the country in the morning with mercury touching 48 degree Celsius in Batna and Abu Samra.

Many places like Shahaniyah, Jumayliah, Karanah and Ghuwayriyah recorded a maximum temperature of 47 degree Celsius during the day.

While most parts of the country reported a mid-40 reading, only Wakrah recorded a sub-40 temperature of 38 degree Celsius.

The minimum temperature ranged between 27 and 32 with Doha Airport the highest and Abu Samra the lowest.

According to Qatar Meteorology Department the weather tomorrow will be 'hot during the day and dusty at places at times. The maximum temperature predicted by the department is above 40 at most places and will be more or less similar to today's readings.

Today the department tweeted in the morning that most areas of the country is witnessing mid-forties temperature and urged public to avoid direct sunlight.

'Hot weather with temperatures in mid to forties currently in most areas of the country. Please avoid direct sunlight. Sea state is slight and suitable for marine activities, the tweet said.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Public Health tweeted few tips on how to beat heat stress. In the tweet Ministry said to avoid tea, coffee, soft drinks, energy drinks and drink cool water frequently, schedule more frequent breaks during work, eat light and eat right, wear light and loose clothing and keep your head covered outdoors.

There are many messages doing the rounds in social media. Users are advised to check the sources of the message before taking action on the same.


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