Heavy rains hit Kuwait

KUWAIT: Vehicles drive with their headlights turned on during heavy rains yesterday afternoon in Shuwaikh. —Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Vehicles drive with their headlights turned on during heavy rains yesterday afternoon in Shuwaikh. —Photo by Yasser Al-Zayyat

KUWAIT: Thunderstorms hit Kuwait yesterday as heavy clouds in some areas such as Abdali forced drivers to use headlights while driving in the afternoon. Meteorological stations recorded 10 millimeters of rain in northern and western areas including Abdali, Salmi, Abraq and Matraba. The Kuwait Meteorological Department had earlier warned of chances of heavy rain yesterday due to the Sudanese law pressure. Meanwhile, the department said yesterday that today’s weather is expected to be mostly sunny that turns cloudy at night with a chance of formation of fog.

Diesel price
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) announced reducing prices of diesel and kerosene to 100 fils per liter, as per a cabinet decision released earlier this year. In a circulation sent to its gas stations around Kuwait, KNPC gave instructions to close at 11:30 tonight in preparation to adjust the prices.

Expat workers released
Expatriates who spent at least 30 years working at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor will officially be unemployed by the end of today’s working hours, when a decision to terminate their contracts becomes effective. Meanwhile, a decision to refer 68 Kuwaiti employees with at least 30 years of duty to retirement becomes effective on April 30, 2016.

Case adjourned
The Misdemeanor Court adjourned a case filed by His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah against former MP Faisal Al-Mislem to February 3, 2016. The Public Prosecution had earlier referred the case, in which the former lawmaker is accused of offending the former premier on Twitter, to the court.

By Meshaal Al-Enezi


This article was published on 30/12/2015