Articles tagged "kuwait"

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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...

June 17, 2021

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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...

May 24, 2021

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

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...

March 26, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Kuwait after 6 months' worth of rain in several days

Heavy rains have fallen over the past few days in Kuwait, resulting in flooded roads, schools, homes, and hospitals. Al Sabriya received the highest amount of rain -- around 134 mm (5.2 inches) or about six times the average rain for the month of November. Heavy...

November 30, 2020

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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...

March 31, 2020

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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...

November 13, 2018

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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. ...

May 09, 2018

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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...

October 29, 2015

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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

August 04, 2012

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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

April 17, 2012

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Al-Sarrayat season start to bother Kuwait

A severe dust storm paralyzed Kuwait Wednesday, suspending air traffic and oil exports.The Kuwait Petroleum Corp. also advised incoming ships to hold off on docking, the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported. A top oil official, Sheik Talal al-Khaled, said some

April 14, 2011

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Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 - 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images...

March 28, 2011

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Kuwait hit by Dust Storm tsunami

A menacing black dust storm hit the country at a speed of over 50 kms per hour Friday evening, plunging the country into complete darkness before sunset. The storm reduced visibility to almost zero in some areas of the country and disrupted mobile phone services for

March 26, 2011