This report describes the typical weather at the Ali Al Salem Air Base (Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait) weather station over the course of an average year. It is based on the historical records from 2007 to 2012. Earlier records are either unavailable or unreliable.
Ali Al Salem Air Base has a hot desert climate. The area within 25 mi of this station is covered by shrublands (76%), oceans and seas (15%), lakes and rivers (5%), and built-up areas (5%).
Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 43°F to 115°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 118°F.
The warm season lasts from May 18 to September 24 with an average daily high temperature above 105°F. The hottest day of the year is August 2, with an average high of 115°F and low of 89°F.
The cold season lasts from November 26 to February 26 with an average daily high temperature below 74°F. The coldest day of the year is January 14, with an average low of 43°F and high of 63°F.
The length of the day varies significantly over the course of the year. The shortest day is December 21 with 10:16 hours of daylight; the longest day is June 20 with 14:01 hours of daylight.
The earliest sunrise is at 4:50am on June 13 and the latest sunset is at 6:54pm on June 28. The latest sunrise is at 6:46am on January 9 and the earliest sunset is at 4:51pm on December 3.
Daylight savings time (DST) is not observed in 2012.
The median cloud cover ranges from 0% (clear) to 41% (partly cloudy). The sky is cloudiest on April 25 and clearest on September 20. The clearer part of the year begins around June 4. The cloudier part of the year begins around December 12.
On September 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 97% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 2% of the time.
On April 25, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast, mostly cloudy, or partly cloudy 44% of the time, and clear or mostly clear 47% of the time.
The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the year. Precipitation is most likely around April 18, occurring in 17% of days. Precipitation is least likely around July 21, occurring in 1% of days.
Over the entire year, the most common forms of precipitation are thunderstorms and light rain.
Thunderstorms are the most severe precipitation observed during 49% of those days with precipitation. They are most likely around April 17, when it is observed during 10% of all days.
Light rain is the most severe precipitation observed during 46% of those days with precipitation. It is most likely around January 27, when it is observed during 9% of all days.
During the warm season, which lasts from May 18 to September 24, there is a 3% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of thunderstorms (82% of days with precipitation have at worst thunderstorms) and light rain (16%).
During the cold season, which lasts from November 26 to February 26, there is a 12% average chance that precipitation will be observed at some point during a given day. When precipitation does occur it is most often in the form of light rain (57% of days with precipitation have at worst light rain), thunderstorms (37%), and moderate rain (6%).
Either snow is exceptionally unlikely to fall at any time during the year at this location or this station does not reliably report precipitation types.
The relative humidity typically ranges from 6% (very dry) to 77% (humid) over the course of the year, dropping as low as 4% (very dry) and rarely exceeding 93% (very humid).
The air is driest around June 24, at which time the relative humidity drops below 7% (very dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around December 31, exceeding 68% (mildly humid) three days out of four.
Dew point is often a better measure of how comfortable a person will find the weather than relative humidity because it more directly relates to whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid.
Over the course of a year, the dew point typically varies from 19°F (dry) to 53°F (very comfortable) and is rarely below 11°F (dry) or above 67°F (muggy).
Over the course of the year typical wind speeds vary from 3 mph to 24 mph (light air to fresh breeze), rarely exceeding 34 mph (high wind).
The highest average wind speed of 15 mph (moderate breeze) occurs around June 23, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 24 mph (fresh breeze).
The lowest average wind speed of 9 mph (gentle breeze) occurs around November 13, at which time the average daily maximum wind speed is 14 mph (moderate breeze).