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Dust storm lowers visibility to 1,000 meters

Kuwait was hit by a dust storm early Thursday morning reducing visibility and causing breathing problems for those suffering from upper respiratory tract problems

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 17: The State of Kuwait is experiencing a dust storm as a result of northwestern winds at a speed of 70 kilometers per hour (km/h), which lowered visibility to less than 1,000 meters, said the Meteorological Center Thursday. In a statement, the center indicated that the weather is expected to improve gradually later in the day.

Meanwhile, Operations at Kuwait International Airport are still normal despite the dust storm hitting the country, said the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Thursday. Head of aviation at the DGCA Emad Al- Sanousi told KUNA that the flights continue to operate at the airport. (KUNA)

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