Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sunny or Sunny?

First week without 100's...looking up!

The easiest occupation in the world has got to be in Qatar. That would be of the local weather forecaster. Now, in The States, this would be someone you want to throw rocks at because they NEVER get it right. You can't make plans with confidence for a trip to the park or fishing on the lake, or any outdoor activities because whatever they say isn't necessarily going to happen. Well, here, "moi" could do it. Please take note of this October 3rd article in the Gulf Times. Not only can they predict the weather, they can do it months in advance. Kudos, gentlemen, you're the bomb!

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  1. Syb,

    What are the hot months? I assumed that the summer heat was universal in the northern latitudes. If that is the case, you are getting cooler weather now? What are the temperatures, say in December? Also when they talk about getting heaters, etc. is it really cold or is it relative to them being used to 100+ heat? Just curious... Also when you take pictures of the dunes, do they blow the configuration that they do because of a prevailing wind? If so, what is the general direction of the wind. Does it blow from the east to the cooler temperatures of the west? I am a hanglider pilot so I am curious about whether or not the dunes that you show pictures of could actually be soared with a hanglider. Have you ever seen one there?

    Sorry for all the questions... it is a slow news day here... ha


  2. Our month with the hottest temps is actually June, but July & August can have unbearable humidity that drives up the heat index. Yes, it is definitely cooling off and the humidity is slowly but surely leaving us and will not be returning until next July.

    The relativity of the cold, you ask? Haha...you will see guards with big jackets and "zero" caps on when the temps hit the upper 60s. It is hilarious. It can get pretty cool, but never brrrrr. There is usually about a week or two of weather where it's nice to have a small space heater. Then it's smooth sailing and perfect weather until the end of April or so.

    I consulted with an expert on those "prevailing" winds (wink), he said they are north to south. No hang gliding that we've seen or ever heard of in the desert.

    If anyone out there knows differently, please come forward!


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