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Lawmaker submits ‘off-on-50 degree Celsius’ proposal

KUWAIT CITY, July 3: MP Waleed Al-Tabtabaei has submitted a bill on suspending work in government institutions and agencies, as well as classes in schools, colleges or universities, when the temperature reaches 50 degrees Celsius. The bill states that suspension of work and classes will be announced through text and …

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Temperature soars up to 51°C in Kuwait – Hot weather continues during the weekend

  KUWAIT CITY, June 29, (KUNA): Hot weather will prevail during the weekend in Kuwait with temperatures soaring up to around 51 degrees Celsius, said Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi, weather forecaster at Kuwait Meteorological Center, Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that Thursday’s highest temperature reached around 50 degree Celsius with the …

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‘Set the air-conditioner at 25 degrees during the summer’

Precaution against possible fires KUWAIT CITY, June 15, (Agencies): Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) on Thursday urged citizens and expatriates to take precautions against possible fires during the summer peak. Colonel Khalil Al-Amir, Director of Public Relations and Information at the department, said in a statement that fire rates have …

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‘MEW prepared for lesser power outages in summer’ – Promissory notes use illegal: MoCI

KUWAIT CITY, March 5, (Agencies): Minister of Oil, Electricity and Water Issam Al-Marzouq affirmed on Sunday that the ministry was well prepared for upcoming summer season. The ministry has prepared well for summer season with aim of limiting prospected power outages, said the minister in a statement on sidelines of …

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‘Kuwait’s temperature to hit above 50 degrees Celsius’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 11, (KUNA): Kuwait will reach a high temperature of over 50 Degrees Celsius by the end of the week, according to the official at Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi Thursday. The maximum temperature will be between 48 to 51 Degrees Celsius with light to …

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Beating the heat

When you have to stand at attention in full Army uniform for long stretches of time in roughly 115 degrees Fahrenheit heat, sometimes you have to be creative and that is what the soldiers in Wichita’s 451st Expeditionary Sustainment Command, currently stationed in Kuwait, did on Sunday as they went …

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Our 54 may be ‘Asian record’

GENEVA, July 26, (Agencies): The UN weather agency says it suspects a 54-degree Celsius (129.2 Fahrenheit) temperature recorded in Kuwait has set a record for the eastern hemisphere. The World Meteorological Organization said Tuesday it is setting up a committee to look into whether the temperature recorded Thursday in Mitrabah, …

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Citizens, expatriates welcome proposal to increase weekends – MP Lari’s proposition will affect political and social life if implemented

KUWAIT CITY, July 23: Many citizens and expatriates have welcomed with pleasure a recent proposition by MP Ahmed Lari to reduce the working hours for employees and to increase the weekends from two days to three days due to the current harsh weather, reports Al-Rai daily. In this context, Deputy …

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1% of Kuwait’s population hit by stroke per year: MoH

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: One percent of Kuwait’s population experience stroke each year and Health Ministry Undersecretary Dr Khaled Al-Sahlawi expects this percentage to increase in the next two decades due to the rising life expectancy. In a press conference organized Thursday by the ministry to launch the national program …

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MP Lari urges 3-day weekend due to the high temperatures

KUWAIT CITY, July 22: MP Ahmad Lari has presented a proposal in which he called for reducing the number of working hours for employees and increasing the weekends from two days to three due to the high temperatures currently prevalent in Kuwait. In his proposal, Lari explained that the country …

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