Heavy thunderstorms lashed Doha this morning for more than 3 hours pouring out more than 65mm of rain. Accompanied by thunders, the almost non-stop rain that started in the morning enveloped most of the country in varying intensities.
The much anticipated showers triggered a torrent of responses on social media too. With netizens posting pictures of the season’s first major rain, the government departments promptly started issuing warnings and precautionary notes for the residents to keep safe while on the move and when remaining indoors.
Heavy rainfall has caused partial closure of some road tunnels in and around Doha. Ashghal has urged road users to avoid using these tunnels until they are cleared and open for traffic.
QF urges students to stay indoors; Texas A&M cancels classes for tomorrow due to heavy rain