Rain, lightning storm strikes Doha

Residents of Doha and neighboring suburbs saw heavy rains and lightning on October 15, marking the beginning of Qatar's Wasmi – or rainy – season.

The video, filmed that evening, shows the filmer driving as the storm brewed.

A concurrent dust storm also caused low visibility, forcing motorists to slow down and drive extra carefully.

Authorities say the country's Wasmi season will last 52 days and bring consistent rainfall and temperatures lower than what the desert country is used to seeing.