An earthquake hit Kuwait this morning around 7.30am near the Jahra desert at a 4.2 magnitude. It was about 31 kilometers from Kuwait City so we didn’t feel it really.
I just saw that there was another earthquake reported at a magnitude of 3.9 around 7.40pm.
Anyone feel anything?
Aug 2, 2012 | 2 Comments
It’s going to get really cold this weekend. The maximum temperatures during the day will already be low enough and they’ll go down below zero at nights. Besides, it will be pretty windy and dusty as well. So make sure you’re all covered and warm enough before heading out.
Have a warm and safe weekend everyone!
Jan 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Perfect! Rain on New Year’s day and blowing dust the day after? Happy long weekend everyone!
Dec 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
The weather is absolutely amazing these days! Cool, cloudy and breezy with the humidity and dust in check. It’s a shame having to go to work, I’d rather be out with Hash by the beach enjoying it all with my favorite ice blended mocha! Well, it’s a good thing that the Eid holidays are just around the corner. I just hope we get 9 days off, there were some rumors that we might have to get back to work on Wednesday & Thursday =/
For now I wish this weather would just stay like this forever!
Oct 31, 2011 | 0 Comments
This year we’re going to have the longest day of Ramadan in 26 years because the fasting time will be more than 15 hours long in the first ten days and will gradually go down to a little more than 14 hours towards the end. It is also going to be the hottest month of summer with temperatures between 45-50 degrees. So we are going to see tempers flaring, traffic jamming and hunger striking at the drop of a hat which is going to be the real challenge of practicing patience and tolerance.
The only good news is that it is more likely going to be a dust-free month. So brace yourselves everyone and stay cool and calm.
Image Courtesy Lucie Debelkova
Jul 25, 2011 | 0 Comments
Few of my friends and readers asked me about a good place to send their kids for swimming lessons over the summer break. There are quite a few places for swimming classes but I found out that the international franchise Aqua Tots launched here recently while I was researching for the Summer Camps in Kuwait. They have various classes and schedules for kids aged 6 months to 12 years and special classes for disable children as well.
So call them up and their staff would help you with proper class placement for your kids.
Location: Khaldiya, Block 2, Plot 2, Ferdous St.
Contact Ms. Dalal Al-Bader at 60027711
Jun 26, 2011 | 5 Comments
Looks like we’re going to have a rough weekend, just checked the weather forecast on Kuwait’s Meteorological Center and it doesn’t look so good. Try to drive safe and stay indoors!
Jun 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
It’s pretty cloudy right now. BBC Weather has forecasted a possible thundery shower tomorrow.
Update: It started around 7pm already and it’s been raining and lightning like crazy! Let’s see if it continues till tomorrow.
May 17, 2011 | 1 Comment
The recent avalanche of sandstorms is really taking its toll now. Besides the gloomy atmosphere all around the city, it has got me feeling quite down and depressed. I feel so tired and completely devoid of energy to work and the worst part is cleaning up after the storm has passed. No matter how well you try to seal up your home, the dust just creeps in and it’s everywhere! After the monstrous sandstorm on March 25th it took me a whole day to clean up every corner and furniture at home only to have it covered in dust again which is very frustrating.
Everyone has been complaining of depression and fatigue along with breathing problems and throat infections. My right tonsil and lymph node is swollen up since last night and I just hope I won’t have to take any antibiotics since we have been taking them more often over the past year due to the drastic weather changes in Kuwait.
For some reason Kuwait doesn’t seem like what it used to be just 10 – 15 years ago with the perennial sandstorms that used to be confined only to the summers before and the constant health problems, low energy levels and depression. Is it just the climatic change over time or could it be the result of the toxic footprint from the Gulf wars? Whatever it is, measures should be taken to solve Kuwait’s environmental issues and perhaps establish a Climatic Research Center to study the causes and changes in climate to be better prepared for its impact on the residents and future forecasts.
For now I just hope this unstable weather passes by soon enough and brings us some sunshine and clear blue skies.
Apr 5, 2011 | 0 Comments