(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: Cold winds would continue to bring the mercury down today forcing the people to opt for warm clothes.
According to the daily weather report of the Department of Meteorology issued yesterday, the weather inshore will remain cold with scattered clouds and slightly dusty at places at times, cold by night, until 6 pm today.
Offshore, it will be slightly dusty at times with scattered clouds, report added, warning of strong wind and high sea offshore.
Winds inshore will be northwesterly at a speed of 10 to 18 or 22 knot at places at times. Offshore, it will be northwesterly at a speed of 15 to 25 knot, reaching to 33 knot at places at times, the report said.
Visibility will be four to eight kilometers, the report stated.
Sea state inshore will be 2 to 4 feet, rising to 5 feet at places at times, while offshore it will be 6 to 9 feet, rising to 13 feet at places at times, the report added.
The weather inshore remained hazy, yesterday, in some areas at first, becoming mild during daytime with some clouds and slight dust to blowing dust at times before being cold by night, according to another report issued earlier, warning of strong wind expected in some areas. The cold windy holiday with bright shining sun in most part of the city provided a good opportunity to the people on the weekend to visit the beautiful parks and enjoy the weather.
Like other parks and picnic spots in and around the city huge number of people visited the Aspire Park Doha.
The park already offers best sites and various facilities for amusement and recreation to the people of all ages.
While many families picnicked on Aspire Park's lush grounds and children enjoyed the various facilities on the playground, sports enthusiasts engaged in fitness activities such as running on the three-km rubber-floored jogging track.
Some cycling enthusiasts were seen availing of the bikes for rent at the park, while the water lovers rented paddle boats from the Aspire Lake's marina to have fun.
Visitors also flocked the various cafes and a number of food trucks spread around the vast green space considered one of the main tourist attractions in the country.
'It is a nice day. I enjoyed the weekend a lot with my family here at this beautiful park. My children are very happy, said, a Pakistani expatriate, who visited the park with his family.