Intense dust storms affecting Kuwait

Intense dust storms affecting Kuwait

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…

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat has now developed across the Arabian Peninsula following a record heatwave across the Russian Arctic earlier this week. Temperatures are reaching nearly 50 °C (122 °F) and are expected to spread further east towards Pakistan and northwest India…

Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

Sandstorms blanketed parts of the Middle East on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The countries affected included Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Skies turned orange as dust storms engulfed the Middle Eastern countries. In the footage, motorists were seen braving the…

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm…

Severe sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar

Severe sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar

A severe sandstorm swept over large parts of Saudi Arabia and over Bahrain and Qatar on May 9, 2018. The storm dropped visibility to nearly zero. Sand Storm over Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar on May 9, 2018. …

Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Furious thunderstorm batters Kuwait

Severe thunderstorm battered Kuwait on October 27, 2015, causing floods across the affected areas. Traffic disruptions were reported, schools have been closed and numerous flights suspended, media reported. Severe weather conditions hit Jahra and Taima particularly…

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

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

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

Environmental catastrophe: Millions of tyres burn in Kuwait

Environmental catastrophe: Millions of tyres burn in Kuwait

On April 17, 2012, a massive fire broke out in a dump for used tyres in Al Jahra in north-west of Kuwait City, fuelled by around five million used tyres. The fire was raging 10 hours after it broke out as hundreds of firemen from several stations with support teams