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Expat wanderer

Dust Storm Headache

It’s early Friday morning, WeatherUnderground Kuwait says it is overcast, but I have that dust storm headache and almost-wheeze that tells me this is more than just an overcast. There is something in the air that I am not meant to be breathing.

Although I live in a very modern building, which would appear sealed, little drifts of sand come in through creaks. I can feel a draft in the kitchen, my curtains are dingy with dust that has seeped through crevices in window openings.

It isn’t easy to show someone what living in the middle of a dust storm is like, but I am trying.

Here is the sunrise this morning at 0600:


An hour later, at 0700, it is 77°F / 25°C, and the particles in the air are magnifying the sun so that it looks like this:


These are unretouched photos, straight out of the camera. The day is mostly a bright yellow-grey.

March 28, 2008 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Health Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, sunrise series, Weather


  1. hehe your view is much nicer than ours 😉
    we’re all suffering from the dust

    Comment by jewaira | March 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. I didn’t go to church this morning, I was so afraid to go out into whatever it is hanging over the city. Usually, if there is going to be a day with blue sky, it will be on Friday! Honestly, Lady J, today it is 180° of shades of grey!

    Comment by intlxpatr | March 28, 2008 | Reply

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