Climate and Average Weather in Kuwait

Kuwait experiences by far the warmest summer from all the Arab states of the Persian Gulf. The desert climate ensures relatively dry, mild winters and extremely hot summers. In the period from mid-May to the end of September the maximum temperature in Kuwait is well above 40 degrees Celsius(104 Fahrenheit). These months are mostly dry, hot and dusty. July and August are the hottest with average afternoon temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius (113°F) in the shade. In winter (December to February) the temperature drops below 21 degrees Celsius (70°F).

If there is rain in Kuwait, it falls in the colder period (November to April). However, the quantities are not large: months when more than 25 mm (0.98 inch) of rain is recorded are rare. On an annual basis the average precipation is between 25 and 175 mm (0.98 - 6.8 inch), however the differences can be significant per year.

If you want to visit Kuwait, November to March is the best travel time. This is the mild to warm period in which there is a very occasional shower and not so 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 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). During the day, temperatures of 43 to 48 degrees Celsius (109 - 118°F) are very normal. Starting October you see the temperatures drop and even then it is still often to hot.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

Places in Kuwait

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Regions in Kuwait