Sandstorm Season Starts in Kuwait

As if it hasn’t started already. This is in the Kuwait Times today:

KUWAIT, June 5 (KUNA) — Al Bawareh sandstorm season started in Kuwait on Thursday, Meteorologist Adel Al-Saadoun told reporters here.
“The season, locally known as summer “Merbi’yania,” usually lasts for 40 days,” he noted.
“The storms are caused by fast northeastern winds that bring sand and dust from the desert areas.
“The winds are driven by the air depression over the Indian subcontinent which is known as “the Indian depression,” Al-Saadoun explained.
“The depression causes heavy rains across India and the nearby countries but brings nothing but sandstorm to Kuwait which suffered a generally dry winter this year.
“The dry seasons make land liable to desertification and are usually followed by suffocating sandstorms,” he added.

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