High summer needs for power met: MoE – Hot weather to persist along with relative humidity

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 4, (KUNA): The Ministry of Electricity has coped well with “the summer challenges” with the temperatures exceeding 50 degrees, a ministry official said on Thursday.

Mohammad Bou-Shehri, the undersecretary, said in a statement following an honoring ceremony for the team tasked with maintaining main relay stations that regular maintenance of the stations and equipment largely helped in coping with the high consumption of power during the summer peak period of time. Maximum consumption of the electricity was recorded on July 17th, amounting to 13,310 megawatt during afternoon of that day, he revealed.

Main power consumption is largely due to heavy usage of air-conditioning devices and networks in houses, factories and shopping malls. Meanwhile, hot weather will persist along with relative humidity in coastal areas until the end of the week, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said Thursday Al-Qarawi told KUNA that the maximum today temperature will reach 48-50 Degrees Celsius with relative humidity especially in coastal areas, with light north easterly wind of varying speeds.

Friday and Saturday’s weather will be very hot in the daytime as well in the evening with relative humidity prevailing in coastal areas while temperatures between 30 to 32 Degrees Celsius for the lowest and 47-50 Degrees for the highest during the upcoming days.

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