Summer - you've never known it!

ghazala zafarStarred Page By ghazala zafar, 7th Jul 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Varieties of Seasons are the charm of life...But sometimes extreme weather causes some troubles too.

Summer in Qatar...

Middle East is a place where usually the summer is extremely hot. The harsh temperature and the scorching Sun outside are always unbearable.
People have to keep water intake continuously to avoid dehydration.
The Sun rises so early here in Qatar around 4:30 am and sets around 6:15 pm in summers.
Authorities suggest people to stay at home between 11:00am and 5:00pm to avoid Sun stroke.
Having direct shower is impossible because the tap water is much closer to boiling. People store water in tubs and buckets to get it normal.
If you try to sit in a car which is parked in even a covered parking, believe me you will experience sitting in a hot oven.
You literally sweat like a running tap, if you have to walk outside.
If you wear glasses, the mist makes you wipe them over and again.
Sometimes our temperature gauge shows here 54°C/ 56°C that is equal to 129 °F/ 135°F or more.
The heat will reach to its extreme in August and September.

Sand Storms...

In summers we occasionally encounter harsh sand storm too. Dust storms hit Qatar for several days, almost all over the area experience thick dust all around, poor and low visibility is also cause of troubles during the storm.

Traffic Accidents...

Severe sand storm makes the Dohaites lives miserable. Due to low visibility many accidents occurred.
People are advised to maintain a moderate speed of their vehicles and drive carefully during extreme weather condition.


Mishaps...

Many mishaps occur during the storm such as tree falling, roads blocks, traffic accidents, damages on under construction building sites.
It is a nightmare for housewives. Inside homes a thick layer of dust covers everything in spite of closed windows and doors. It takes many days cleaning and dusting after the storm.

Expatriate prefer to take their annual leave during summer and locals love to go to European countries in summers.
Remaining people spend their hot afternoons in centrally air conditioned homes and some outing lovers spend their time in cinemas or shopping malls.

Heat Related Diseases...

People who have the history of asthma, needed to be extra careful during this weather, various diseases spread rapidly these days such as eye and throat infections.
Sore or burning eyes and sore throat including viral pharyngitis and so many skin diseases are also reported to the hospitals due to dust exposure.

Excessive heat can cause of exhaustion especially those people who are working outside under the scorching Sun. They also suffer dizziness, fainting, heavy sweating, Headaches, rapid heartbeat, vomiting, Muscle weakness and cramps.

Prevention of Heatstroke...

• Drink plenty of water; avoid alcohol and drinks with caffeine.
• Wear loose fitting, light colored, breathable cotton clothes.
• When you are going out, use an umbrella, sun glasses or a hat
• Stay in the shade or indoors if possible.
• Spend time in a cool place.
• Avoid going outside during the hottest times of the day.
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Read more:
Qatar-A Tourists' Attraction!

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Dust, Dust Storm, Heat, Heatstroke, Hot, Middle East, Qatar, Summer

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author avatar ghazala zafar
7th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot johnny for the guidelines!

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
8th Jul 2012 (#)

The pictures are nice and the article is also interestingly written. Thank you.

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author avatar ghazala zafar
8th Jul 2012 (#)

Yes Reza, I collected all the actual pictures and these are taken on 5th and 6th of July, 2012.
Thanks for your encouragement!

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author avatar saLman khan
8th Jul 2012 (#)

Very nicely written... Nice writing skills... Masha Allah

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author avatar ghazala zafar
8th Jul 2012 (#)

Jazak Allah SaLman!
Thanks for your nice words!

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author avatar stevetheblogger
8th Jul 2012 (#)

Johnny An awesome article with some spectacular pictures
Best Wishes
stevetheblogger

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author avatar ghazala zafar
8th Jul 2012 (#)

steve, Johnny is the moderator of the page and ghazala wrote it lolzzz!

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author avatar stevetheblogger
8th Jul 2012 (#)

Johnny I could not resist in coming back and look at the awesome pictures you have included in this article.B
est Wishes
stevetheblogger

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author avatar ghazala zafar
9th Jul 2012 (#)

steve, believe me, I included the pictures myself!

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author avatar stevetheblogger
9th Jul 2012 (#)

Ghazala
Great article and sorry for getting your name wrong. Yet another senior moment
Best Wishes
steve

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author avatar ghazala zafar
9th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot steve, I'm feeling relieved now :P

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author avatar Don Rothra
10th Jul 2012 (#)

Nice work

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author avatar ghazala zafar
10th Jul 2012 (#)

Thanks Don!

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Jul 2012 (#)

July has not be kind in your part of the world...wish I could send everyone a cool Maine breeze....please keep well and take good care....a very well done report and amazing pictures...thank you!

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author avatar Souvik
20th Sep 2012 (#)

Dear Ghazala, excellent description of summer.
Souvik Chatterji

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author avatar Retired
20th Aug 2013 (#)

Wow and i thought Canadas snow storms were the worst! You should take a lil winter from us canadians and give us some of the heat to balance things. Nice article and amazing pictures Ghazala!!

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