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Kuwait registers hottest March temperature for entire Arabian Peninsula amid locust plague and dust storms

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Kuwait registered a temperature of 44.6 °C (112.3 °F) on Thursday, March 25, 2021 — the hottest March temperature for the country and the entire Arabian Peninsula. The heat came amid swarms of locust infesting the country, as well as dust storms, creating dangerous driving conditions and respiratory problems.

The Mitribah weather station in northwest Kuwait registered a record-breaking March temperature of 44.6 °C (112.3 °F) on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

The blazing temperatures are considered unseasonal as most hot days in the Arabian Peninsula often start in June.

Neighboring countries also broke their March temperature records over the past couple of days — Saudi Arabia with 42.8 °C (109 °F) on March 18, Bahrain with 40 °C (104 °F), and Qatar with 41.5 °C (107 °F).

"One can only hope the summer is kind," said meteorologist Scott Duncan. "I cannot imagine the level of this incessant heat for months on end."

On Tuesday, March 24, a sudden dust storm, driven by winds of up to 70 km/h (43 mph), dropped visibility under 500 m (1 640 feet) in some areas while Kuwait International Airport recorded an unseasonal temperature of 44 °C (111.2 °F).

To make things worse, a locust plague is currently affecting the country, destroying large swaths of cropland.

According to local media, the country's locust control team is prepared and monitoring the situation.

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