Quarter-final matches at the Qatar World Cup could be affected by rain and thunder, according to the latest weather reports for this week.
The Qatar Meteorology Department said Doha will experience rainfall from Wednesday until Saturday.
BBC Weather has forecast Doha to experience highs of 28ºC and lows of 19ºC, with a 34 per cent to 85 per cent chance of rain.
A decrease in temperature is also likely as winds shift to a north-westerly direction on Saturday. Gusts may last until the middle of the week.
A drop in temperature will make the nights and mornings cooler. Maximum temperatures will vary from 19ºC to 26ºC.
Minimum temperatures will be between 15ºC and 24ºC and maybe even lower in the country's south.
No games have been set for Wednesday and Thursday.
The shift in weather coincides with Al Marb'aannyeh, derived from the number 40 in Arabic, signalling the start of the winter period, which is characterised by severe cold and snowfall in some areas.
The season lasts about 40 days, from mid-December until the end of January.