Following forecasts of higher temperatures in the coming days, which may reach 47ºC to 55ºC, the General Directorate of Civil Defense under the Ministry of Interior (MOI) warns citizens and residents of Qatar to stay alert to ensure safety. 

Follow these tips and warnings to avoid unnecessary incidents:

  • Avoid keeping lighters, soft drinks, perfumes and devices with batteries inside your vehicles
  • Keep your car windows slightly open
  • Do not fill your car’s fuel tank to the max
  • Refill your car’s fuel in the evening
  • Avoid travelling by car in the morning
  • Avoid filling your car tyres with too much air to avoid possible explosion
  • Watch out for scorpions and snakes, as they might come out of their burrows and enter homes
  • While hydration is encouraged, avoid drinking more than is necessary
  • Make sure that your water heaters are off
  • Avoid exposing LPG cylinders to the sun

The Directorate also warns against overloading electricity metres and only turning on air conditioners when actually in use, that is, people are in the house. Everyone is also advised to stay away from direct exposure to sunlight, especially between 10 am to 3 pm.

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