Serious sandstorm hits Kuwait – weather to stabilize by end of the week

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Another serious sandstorm hit the entire Kuwait on Friday, August 3, 2012 with the wind speed measuring about 90km/hr and visibility falling below 500m.

Mohammed Karam, director of Weather Forecast , said this is the outcome of winds blowing from the East and high altitude concentration on the North Arabian Peninsula that closes the atmospheric pressure lines.

He also said the northwesterly wind will continue in moderate speed measuring 40 km/hr and later transform to moderate light northeasterly winds measuring 25-40km/hr until the end of the week, and then the weather will become stable. Karam urged elderly people and those suffering from allergies and breathing difficulty to be extra cautious and wear masks while reducing their outings to avoid complications.

Director of Operations at Kuwait International Airport Essam Al-Zamen disclosed that aviation events are continuing as expected, indicating the bad weather has no effect on activities there.

Al-Zamen reiterated that landing and departure of planes take place as scheduled, even though the visibility is about 400m.

Source: arabtimesonline.com

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