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The weather guide for Kuwait shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Kuwait weather overview

Imagine a European pattern of weather with much more sun and much less rain and you have the winter weather of Kuwait. However, this low-lying desert country has very hot summers which, although humid, are rainless.

No wonder air-conditioning is so popular here: there are times when scorching winds blow in straight from Arabia to make the already difficult heat well nigh unbearable. Occasionally, these hot winds whip up sandstorms; not a good time to be out of doors. Temperatures are a little lower on the Persian Gulf coast but humidity is higher so you are not much better off.

The best bet for those who can't function in extreme heat is to go in the winter or spring, when temperatures are much more moderate and can even get a bit chilly when northerly winds usher in cold air from Iraq. What rain there is falls between November and March but is light and very sporadic.

What to pack for Kuwait weather

Take very light, loose clothes for the summer with slightly warmer gear in the winter months. Pack a warm cover-up to combat that fierce air-conditioning!

Which is the hottest month in Kuwait?

The hottest time of year in Kuwait is normally August. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 44°C with extreme heat and humidity.

Does it ever rain in Kuwait?

It never rains much in Kuwait but January usually has the most rain with an average of 26mm. There are normally 5 days in January with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Kuwait?

The sunniest time of year in Kuwait is normally September with bright sunshine on average for 82% of daylight hours; that's 10 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Kuwait?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Kuwait in August when the water temperature reaches 32°C.

What is the time difference between Kuwait and the UK?

The time difference between Kuwait and the UK is GMT+3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Kuwait?

The main language spoken in Kuwait is Arabic.

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What is the currency in Kuwait?

The currency in Kuwait is the Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD).

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Which plugs are used in Kuwait?

Kuwait uses electrical plug type G (240 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Kuwait?

They drive on the right side of the road in Kuwait.

Do you need a visa for Kuwait?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Kuwait.

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Compare Kuwait weather with the USA

Below the Kuwait weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Kuwait and the USA (Washington).

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