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Climate and Average Weather in Kuwait

Kuwait experiences the warmest summers among all the Arab states of the Persian Gulf due to its desert climate. This ensures relatively dry and mild winters, as well as extremely hot summers.

From mid-May to the end of September, the maximum temperature in Kuwait is well above 40°C. These months are mostly dry, hot, and dusty, with July and August being the hottest, with average afternoon temperatures of 45°C in the shade. In winter (December to February), the temperature drops to around 21°C.

Rainfall in Kuwait occurs mainly in the colder period from November to April. However, the quantities of rain are not usually large, with months when more than 25 mm of rain is recorded being rare. On an annual basis, the average precipitation ranges between 25 mm and 175 mm; however, the differences can be significant from year to year.

If you plan to visit Kuwait, the best travel time is from November to March. This period is mild to warm, with occasional showers and not much heat. In April, the temperature rises, both during the day and at night. From June, even the minimum temperature will no longer be below 30°C, and during the day, temperatures of 43°C to 48°C are quite normal. Starting in October, the temperatures begin to drop, but it can still be quite hot.

Are you interested in more detailed weather and climate information for various cities in Kuwait?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

Places in Kuwait

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Regions in Kuwait