Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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Freak weather hits Kuwait

Freak weather conditions have been pounding Kuwait over the past week including torrential rain, high winds and large hailstones.

Rainfall alone on 18 April doubled average quantities for the entire year with over 300 mm of rain reported at Kuwait Airport. Flooding was reported in some areas.

The conditions were triggered when cold air arriving from central Europe collided with warm, moist air in the Gulf.