Country

Kuwait

Explore historical and projected climate data, climate data by sector, impacts, key vulnerabilities and what adaptation measures are being taken. Explore the overview for a general context of how climate change is affecting Kuwait.

Climate Data Historical

Kuwait's climate ranges from subtropical desert to arid throughout the country. Kuwait receives virtually no rain between June and September, and high-speed northeastern winds dominate in May and June. The rainy season begins in October and goes through May. Kuwait's climate is impacted by the Sudanese low pressure and Africa and Siberian high pressure, which control the duration of hot, humid winds called Al-Kaus Winds.

Temperature

  • Station records for Askaniia Nova show a linear trend of warming of about 4.19°C per century since the 1950's.  

Precipitation

  • The linear trend on record at Kuwait International Airport indicates a reduction in precipitation by 0.88 mm/month per century for the period 1951-2000.

This section provides the options to visualize historical climate data for different timeframes via map and annual cycle chart.

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