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The Climate in Kuwait

The people living in Kuwait, basically, encounters four different seasons in a year. Kuwait would experience winter, spring, summer and autumn in a calendar year. From December continuing to early March, Kuwait would be in its winter season. Snow is not present in these parts of the world but frosts had been observed in rare occasions in Northern Kuwait. In the desert, temperatures could go as low as O˚C to -1˚C during nighttime. It is also noticeable that during winter, rain could pour in successive days or it could be cloudy and cold for days which gives a dark ambiance all around as the sun would not be visible when the clouds linger above Kuwait.

After winter comes spring. Spring starts in March and then last till May. The spring season gives beautiful sunny mornings giving Kuwaitis a reason to be zesty all day. However, when clouds start to hover around Kuwait’s airspace, be sure to expect vicious thunderstorms to come in the evening. The thunderstorms make people nervous as strong winds, rain and the dreaded hail usually comes along too. In local tongue, spring season is called the “Sarayat.” Temperatures during this time of the year usually are at 28˚C to 34˚C.

Then come June, July, August, and early September, anyone who have been in Kuwait for several years will know the meaning of the words scorching and searing because that is literally what one will feel as the thermometers give a reading exceeding 48˚C going as high as 50˚C. Aside from the high temperature, dust is also perennial problem come summertime. This is also the time when sand storms visit the country. This is the season which locals have dubbed as the “Bawarih.”

The last season in Kuwait is autumn. By November, temperatures are only about 25˚C. Usually a bout of heavy thunderstorms bringing hail are expected at this time of the year but when that series of thunderstorms passed, pleasantness is what remains.



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