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KUWAIT CITY, July 31: The maps of the ‘Urban Thermal Islands in Kuwait’ project, implemented by the Science and Technology Sector at Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR), showed a big difference in the surface temperatures in the country for seven years — from 2013 to 2020, reports Al-Qabas daily. The maps revealed that the surface temperatures in different regions in June 2013 ranged from 30 to 43.1 degrees Celsius; but in June 2020 the temperatures ranged from 44.7 degrees Celsius to 54.4 degrees Celsius — an increase of 11.3 degrees Celsius.
On the other hand, the surface temperatures in some areas; such as Sulaibiya farms, large national parks in the Capital, ‘sabkhat areas’ and artificial lakes in Khairan maintained their coolness for seven years when the Earth’s temperature ranged from 30 to 35 degrees Celsius. In a recent press statement, Project Director at the institute Heba Baron disclosed that one of the main objectives of the project is to calculate the temperature variation index between the urban and agricultural areas.