Dust storm likely today: QMD Jan 04, 2019 0 1651 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaA dust storm is likely to hit Qatar on Friday, with dusty winds passing over most areas in the country, the Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) has said. “The country may be affected by a dust storm that leads to low horizontal visibility, especially in the northern and southwest regions,” the QMD said in tweet.“Northwesterly winds are expected to affect the country from the beginning on Friday. Wind gust expected to reach 28 knots at times which may lead to blowing dust, especially in open areas, causing a noticeable drop in temperature from Friday evening by about 3 to 5 degrees C compared with previous days,” the QMD said in tweet.The dust storm is expected to significantly reduce visibility and sharply increase dust levels. Visibility levels are expected to be 5 to 6kms at places, with it getting reduced to 3kms in some areas.The QMD has advised people to close their windows at home during overnight on Thursday and exercise caution. RELATED ARTICLES MSC Splendida calls on Doha Port Jan 04, 2019 0 1834 China lands probe on far side of moon Jan 04, 2019 0 3167 Nominal GDP grows 20.4% in 2018 Q3 Jan 04, 2019 0 956 Get a taste of coffee as Kaffeinated fest kicks off at Katara Ailyn Agonia Doha Nearly 70 exhibitors showcasing different coffee shop themes and concepts feature in the 3rd edition of Kaffeinated, which opened at the Katara Esplanade on Thursday. The Kaffeinated Festival being .. graduation of 13th batch of parachute course The Joint Special Forces celebrated on Thursday the graduation of the 13th batch of parachute course. These graduates will form the 14th batch of the candidates of Ahmed Bin Mohamed Military College for the 2018-19 .. Pelosi, Democrats retake control of US House Democrats have vowed to pass bills that would end a government shutdown as they took control of the US House of Representatives on Thursday. Veteran Democratic lawmaker Nancy Pelosi was elected speaker of the House for .. Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals Djokovic battles through to Qatar semi-finals Foreign funds buy Qatari equities worth $2.5 bn in 2018 DOHA Foreign institutions bought Qatari equities worth $2.5 billion on a net basis in 2018, QNB Financial Services (QNBFS) has said in its latest weekly report. According to yearly data released by Qatar Stock Exchange .. Trump gives no timetable for pull-out from Syria US President Donald Trump has said the United States would get out of Syria “over a period of time” and that he wants to protect the US-backed Kurdish fighters in the country as Washington draws down troops. Trump did not ..