Kuwait 5th hottest country in the world

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KUWAIT CITY, Aug 3, (Agencies): Kuwait recorded the fifth highest temperature in the world recently, reports Al-Qabas daily. According to El Dorado Weather website, the temperature at Kuwait International Airport reached 51 degrees Celsius. Meteorologist Jamal Ibrahim confirmed to the daily that the temperature reached 51 degrees Celsius in Kuwait City and Jahra —the highest in the country.

He added the high temperature is considered a record; indicating it is extremely hot in the month of August, especially with the low humidity that reached five percent. Temperature was forecasted to exceed 50 degrees threshold earlier Thursday with the scorching heat expected to proceed over the weekend.

Yasser Al-Bloushi, the chief marine forecaster at the department, told KUNA on Thursday the Indian seasonal depression coupled with very hot winds would remain prevalent throughout Kuwait, also forecasting some scattered dust waves. Top heat was expected to reach as high as 51 degrees and would subside to 49 degrees at later hours. At night, the heat is expected to drop further to the 35-27 degrees level. On Friday, the temperature would soar to the 47-49 degrees level and the lowest fall would be at 33-35 degrees range.

On Saturday, Al-Bloushi said maximum heat would be at the level of 50-48 degrees and the lowest at 32-35 degrees at night time. Meanwhile, the electrical load index continued its rise for the second day, recording the highest electric load in the history of Kuwait at 1:00 pm Wednesday reaching 16,735 megawatts, reports Al-Rai daily.

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