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Kuwait air navigation continues normally: DGCA
KUWAIT CITY, June 17, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Meteorological Department expects the hot and brisk northwesterly dust-laden winds, with speeds exceeding 70 kilometers per hour to continue as was the case Thursday. The winds are expected to gradually weaken starting from Friday afternoon. The weather forecast observer at department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi, told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) the dusty winds decreases horizontal visibility to less than a thousand meters, and may be even less particularly in open areas. Al-Qarawi added, sea waves rise to a height of seven feet. He added, from Friday afternoon the winds are expected to be moderate to brisk for the rest of the period.
He pointed out the country will continue to be affected by the extension of the seasonal India depression from the southeast of the country and the extension. He stated the weather Thursday night will be hot and dusty with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds of speed between 20 and 50 kilometers per hour, and the expected minimum temperature between 32 and 30 degrees Celsius and the sea to be light to moderate, and the waves will sometimes rise to between 3 and 6 feet. He indicated the weather on Friday will be hot, with northwesterly moderate to brisk winds ranging between 20 and 50 kilometers per hour, causing dust, especially over open areas, and the expected maximum temperatures between 44 and 46 degrees Celsius.
The sea condition will be moderate to high, with waves between 3 and 7 feet. Al-Qarawi pointed out that the weather Friday night will be hot, with northwesterly light to moderate winds, active at intervals blowing between 15 and 40 kilometers per hour. The expected minimum temperature will be between 31 and 29 degrees Celsius, and the sea will be light to moderate. Meanwhile, air navigation is running normally despite the dusty unstable weather the country is going through, Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Thursday. DGCA Deputy Director-General for Planning and Projects Saad Al-Otaibi told KUNA that air traffic did not get affected with the current climate condition. The vision level depends on certain standards, besides existing licenses for both aircraft and aviators, he added.
The weather state is dusty with fresh to strong northwesterly wind with a speed of more than 70 km/h, Kuwait Meteorological department said earlier. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior on Thursday called on citizens and residents to exercise caution and caution in view of the unstable weather that the country is witnessing in some areas, especially in the open. In a press statement, the Ministry urged everyone not to hesitate, when necessary, to call the emergency number 112 or civil defense operations 1804000 for any humanitarian, security or traffic assistance. She appealed to citizens and residents of the sea-goers to contact the Coast Guard operations 1880888 when faced with any emergency. It also warned road users, especially the open ones against low visibility and the presence of sand clumps on the road.