Kuwait swelters under lingering heat wave

KUWAIT: A scorching heat wave blanketing Kuwait will continue in through the weekend, with northwesterly winds expected during the day leading to blowing dust and low visibility in some areas, national forecasters have warned. A seasonal low continues to hold across Kuwait, bringing dry and hot weather that could trigger strong winds, meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi said yesterday. He predicted a ‘sizzling weekend’ with temperatures hitting 47 to 49 degrees on midday today, with northwesterly and dusty winds ranging between 20 to 50 kilometers per hour. As for tomorrow, the weather will be extremely hot at a minimum of 46 degrees, with much more active northwesterly winds at a speed of 25 to 55 kilometers per hour, Qarawi warned. – KUNA