Qatar’s weather station in Abu Samra recorded at early morning the lowest temperature in country’s history at 1.5 degree celsius, Qatar Meteorology Department said in a release.
The new record low temperature is the lowest since the 3.8 degrees recorded in Mesaieed in January of 1964.
QMD statement said that the cold wave was a result of the advancement of a high-pressure area and an air mass close to regions in the country.
The statement added that Sunday dawn saw falling temperatures and decreasing wind speed, until 5:40 am when temperatures reached 9 degrees.
The change in wind direction after that and a mass of cold air approaching the shore led to a prompt fall in temperatures to 7.5 degrees in thirty minutes.