Category: weather

Too hot

Next topic – weather in Kuwait. Kuwait is a city in a desert, next to the sea.

I repeat it again. Kuwait is in the desert, do not miss that, this it is a desert. It is not Miami Beach with palms growing at every corner. Yes, there are palm trees here, but you need to water them if you don’t do this, they simply die.

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A palm. Photo: Julia Chodor

It gets hot here. The temperatures can rise above 50 C (around 120 F) in a shadow. It is normal.

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50 degrees. Photo: Julia Chodor

There are sandstorms here. Sandstorm is when lots small grains of sand surround everything. It looks like a mist and it is a mist, but made of sand, not water. When the sandstorm comes in the afternoon it is getting hotter by 10 degrees or so.

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The sandstorm in the evening. Photo: Julia Chodor

When it comes at dawn is a blessing. It is a big cloud that stops the Sun’s rays. It is colder than it supposes to be.

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The sandstorm in the morning. Photo: Julia Chodor

Sometimes it is raining. Then everything turns green, well if you grew up on north you would not call it green, just less gray, but people here consider this color green, never mind.

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Rain. Photo: Julia Chodor

Summarizing – it is hot here. Thanks to the engineers for the air condition. They also should look for some solutions how to make the tap water colder. At the evening, it is too hot to take a shower. Probably it would help to install boilers in basements, not on roofs. But I guess you need an engineer from Europe to figure that out.

Now you know what the weather is in Kuwait, and you also know the view I have from my apartment. The one in Sapin was much better.