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Sarrayat (Weather in Kuwait 9 April – 13 May)

I found this at Kuwait Agrifood Website as I was busy looking for Jasmine Farms, who grow some of the world’s greatest spinach. I love knowing that this season has a name, that it is not just me, it really is HUMID from day to day, and that the temperatures fluctuate wildly in this part of “warm Spring.”

SARRAYAT (9thApril – 13 th May )

This is the season of sarrayat ( Local thunderstorms), they usually develop in the afternoon or during night and are occasionally accompanied with severe dust storms during which visibility may fall to zero.

The resulted rain may be very heavy and usually occur during a few minutes (maximum intensity of 38.4 mm during 20 minutes was recorded on 4th April 1967 at Kuwait International Airport ).

The south – easterly winds during this peroid become hot and humid . Air temperature is characterized by sudden changes and may drop to 10C within one minute .

Temperatures from one day to another are changeble by particularly during the period 11th-30th April;they may rise to the summer mean level for a few days then drop to a noticable degree due to the influence of the north – westerly winds .

Seabreeze is predominant during May, shifting the north -westerly winds of the morning to easterly in the afternoon, tremperature mean ranges between 30C at the beginning of this period and 40 C at the end .

Thunderstorms are likely to occur during the intervals : 8 th – 12th , 16th, 22nd, 26th, April and 7th – 10th May .


April 10, 2009 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Local Lore, Weather


  1. Dang – sounds kind of like middle Ga., temps in the mid-80’s. It rained for 3 days straight then dropped to freeze warnings ….

    Comment by BitJockey | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  2. Don’t you just love these transitional seasons, BitJockey? BTW, if you sign in, your name will show up in blue, and readers can visit your site.

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 11, 2009 | Reply

  3. Hope this information is accurate taking into consideration the recent changes in the weather conditions.

    Darn global warning, changes lot of expected storms.

    ~ Soul

    Comment by Soul | April 12, 2009 | Reply

  4. Have you noticed, Soul, how perfectly the last week or so has mirrored the definition of Sarayyat? Hot one minute, dropping ten degrees the next? Humid, thunderstorms – LIGHTENING? I actually love all the drama, except for, as you pointed out on your blog, the drainage . . .

    Comment by intlxpatr | April 12, 2009 | Reply

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