Kuwait is one of the largest of the smaller states of the Arabian Peninsula. It has land borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia and a coastline on the Gulf.
It is a low-lying desert country where the average annual rainfall is about 125 mm/5 in. Most rain falls between November and March and there are very few rainy days. Winter temperatures are mild and only occasionally does it feel cold, when northerly or northwesterly winds bring cold air from Iran or Iraq.
Summers are uniformly hot and temperatures can rise very high when hot winds blow from the heart of Arabia.
On the coast temperatures are a little lower than inland but the heat is rendered even more uncomfortable by the high humidity. Another unpleasant feature of the weather is the occasional sandstorm when strong winds blow from the interior.
As in other parts of the Arabian Peninsula there is some danger of heat exhaustion or even heatstroke during the hottest weather, and visitors should take sensible precautions until they have become acclimatised.
The table for Kuwait shows weather that is typical of this country. For more detail see the description of Saudi Arabia.
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