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Intense dust storms affecting Kuwait

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Intense dust storms are affecting Kuwait since June 10, 2021, significantly reducing visibility and causing severe traffic chaos. The meteorological department said strong winds, dust storms, and heat can be expected at least until June 20.

Intense dust storms are accompanied by winds of up to 50 km/h (30 mph) and temperatures around 45 °C (113 °F).

The Ministry of Interior is urging all citizens to drive slowly and be vigilant on the roads.

The meteorological department said dust storms, strong winds and hot temperatures should be expected at least until the end of the week, Sunday, June 20. In addition, waves up to 2 m (6 feet) high are forecast through the end of the week.

​Image credit: NASA/NOAA, Suomi NPP/VIIRS. Acquired June 17, 2021.

Featured image credit: Chave Weather

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