It is predicted that the World Cup will be extremely hot

Marina Fernandez Marina Fernandez Meteorite Argentina 7 minutes
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The 2022 World Cup will be held in Qatar in November-December, but… are colder temperatures guaranteed?

The countdown has begun, On November 20, the opening ceremony and first match of the much-awaited Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup will take place. The date is subject to change due to extreme weather conditions. To avoid exposing players and spectators to the high temperatures (40-50°C) of the Qatari summer, the host country’s “winter” months of the World Cup were postponed to November-December, but, Are the temperatures too cold for sure?

Extreme heat in Qatar on November 20, 2022

It arrived last week Many tourists and supporters of various teams from all over the world Those called up for the World Cup, so a real “World Cup atmosphere” already reigns in the air. The heat of the past few days has baffled more than one ignorant person who did not inform themselves before packing their bags for Qatar.

In November and December, Qatar has a similar summer atmosphere that many visitors experience in their home country. Temperatures may rise further when a warm front crosses Qatar in mid-November, as has been the case for the past few days.

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Tourists and supporters of various national teams from around the world arrived last week.

For example, for the city of Doha, the capital of Qatar and one of the sites of the World Cup, Temperatures in November (at the time of writing this report) were around 24 to 25 degrees Celsius, with afternoons above 37 degrees Celsius! Mornings and evenings were very hot (ST) and due to the increase in relative humidity, it was difficult to get a good rest.

According to hourly data at midnight on Thursday, November 3, Doha had a temperature of 30°C and humidity of over 60%, resulting in a TS minimum of 34°C. Another example from the same week, Last Tuesday (November 8), when the thermometer reached 29 degrees Celsius and relative humidity at 85% at 7 am, the day started with 36 degrees Celsius.

On November 11, the temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius, a panorama repeated in many cities, And many regions are talking about new temperature records for the month of November.

What is the weather like in Qatar?

Qatar has a very hot summer with very high temperatures (They can easily reach 45°C and go up to 50°C). Also, “El Chamal” blows, a strong wind with gusts that cause famous and dangerous dust and sand storms. Organizing a tournament in the summer brings a high risk, WHO considers high temperature a health hazard.

Qatar has two distinct seasons. Nine summer months (March to November) and three winter months (December-January-February). Although the minimum temperatures will drop during the “winter” season, maximum temperatures can reach above 30 degrees Celsius and warmer air can be expected during the weeks of the game, so teams should be well prepared. This is what we are experiencing these days with temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius.

Weather forecast in Qatar

When we talk about the synoptic forecast, the most important thing is to keep it in mind Best operational weather forecasts do not go beyond 3 days, After 7 or 10 days, the accuracy of the forecast decreases rapidly, with significant uncertainty up to 5 days. According to our trust model, material plans between Doha and Al Khor (the city where the first match will be held) on November 20, A maximum temperature of 28/29 degrees Celsius, a degree or two higher than the value recorded on the thermometer, with generally clear skies.

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Forecast and trend of maximum, minimum and dew point temperatures in Doha, Qatar November 2022. Credit: Argentine Meteorology

The trend shows that, for now, A slight decrease in maximum values, Unfortunately, things are going away from what has been recorded in Doha and many other places in recent days. Either way, it’s worth remembering that the FIFA World Cup is just four weeks away So it is not excluded that oppressive heat will reappear soon.

So, if you are a fan of your national team and have come to Qatar to cheer them on, we invite you from Meteored France to closely follow the updated forecasts here and read the next reports with more weather details. Go to France!

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