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Saudi, Kuwait to be hit by dense dust storms

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has warned that a number of Saudi Arabia’s regions will be affected on Monday by winds that may lead to the possibility of a dust storm.

The NCM had earlier expected that the northern border regions, Al-Jouf and Hail would be affected on Sunday by winds of up to 55 km/h. Qassim, Riyadh and the Eastern Province may be affected on Monday by the winds that have hit the regions of the Kingdom on Sunday. Tabuk, Makkah and Madinah may be affected by raised dust and high waves.

The Kuwait Meteorological Department has stated that May has become the month with the highest number of sandstorms recorded in 30 days in 25 years.

A dense dust storm is forecast to hit Kuwait on Monday, raging from the west and rolling toward inner regions in the country, amid very low visibility, forecast at less than 1,000 meters. Northwesterly winds of 60 km/h will cause high waves at sea. The dust is expected to prevail throughout the night until the early hours of Tuesday.


Saudi GazetteKuwait Times

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