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.
Not Cyprus related, but we love all weather right? Check out our RGB dust imagery. A duststorm has kicked off over Kuwait due to strong 'Shamal' northwesterly winds. It's the thick pink plume on the satellite picture. ^HJ pic.twitter.com/UmjN81ZfVp— Met Office Akrotiri (@MetOAkrotiri) June 14, 2021
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