Residents who plan to spend a lot of time outdoors during the Eid Al Adha holidays may benefit from the new weather application (or ‘app’) released by Qatar’s Meteorological (MET) Department for iphone and ipad.
The user-friendly app is called ‘Qatar Weather’. It runs on Apple’s iOS operating system and is available for the iPad, iPod and iPhone users. It will display the weather conditions in Qatar — including the temperature, humidity, wind direction and speed, as well as warnings, tide times and values, and the general status of the sea — for three consecutive days.
The Qatar Weather app can be downloaded and used for free. It can be obtained by owners of iPads and iPhones from Apple’s App Store. Users can then access the weather conditions and temperatures at any area within Qatar, in both Arabic and English.
The meteorological department seeks to provide weather- related information to the widest possible audience through this application, and other similar services. Given the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones and tablets, these new services have the potential of being useful to a large segment of the residents.
Users of the application can benefit from the MET office’s experience and familiarity with weather monitoring and forecasting. The app will be especially useful for seafarers and travellers in the desert, who may have no other alternatives of keeping track of the weather conditions.
The ‘Qatar Weather’ app augments the other means available for those who require weather information, and which include the daily bulletins published in the local newspapers, the MET department updates on Twitter.
The MET department offers a desktop programme which similarly provides weather forecast for three days, in both Arabic and English. That programme can be downloaded from the MET’s website, www.qweather.net.
The meteorological department confirmed that it will launch more new services in the near future, in addition to expanding its activities in communication with the public, and the delivery of weather monitoring and forecasting information.
source: Qatar Tribune
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