Odd Day in Doha

Noteable: looks like rainfall exceeded the yearly average in six hours yesterday:

“According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the suburb of Abu Hamor in the capital Doha, recorded 84mm of rain in less than 6 hours, making it the nation’s wettest October day on record.

The October average rainfall is just 1.1mm and the downpour easily exceeded Qatar’s average annual of 77mm.”

Out of the Ordinary

Unusual day in Doha, Qatar this past Monday, 26 December, 2016, with thick fog hovering over the ground all day long. This did not please sun seeking holiday makers from abroad.

The staff down at the beach on the other hand, imported workers from Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan are used to standing out there in 45C weather all day every day. It even gets to 52C (125F) sometimes, one told me. For them the cooler temperatures and deserted waterfront were a different story.

Said one, “It is awesome, sir!”

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