Posted on May 09, 2011

Qatar Meteorology Department has expected that the country would be affected by a thermal trough today, Monday 9th May, accompanied by southwesterly winds blowing from hot and dry desert areas, leading to a significant increase in temperature.

The meteorology said the temperature would be between 47 and 44 degrees Celsius, nine degrees higher than average, adding that it will be the first heat wave this year and it would recur during the coming months.

The Meteorology Department calls upon all citizens and institutions to take caution during work under the direct sunlight and take the necessary measures to maintain safety.