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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Kuwait Kuwait

In Kuwait, the summers are long, sweltering, arid, and clear; the winters are cool, dry, and mostly clear; and it is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 46°F to 115°F and is rarely below 38°F or above 119°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best times of year to visit Kuwait for hot-weather activities are from early April to mid May and from late September to early November.

Climate in Kuwait

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Kuwait weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 21 to September 24, with an average daily high temperature above 105°F. The hottest month of the year in Kuwait is July, with an average high of 114°F and low of 88°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.3 months, from November 25 to March 3, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest month of the year in Kuwait is January, with an average low of 46°F and high of 65°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Kuwait

Average High and Low Temperature in KuwaithotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°F110°F110°F120°F120°FJan 1465°FJan 1465°FJul 22115°FJul 22115°F46°F46°F88°F88°FMay 21105°FMay 21105°FSep 24105°FSep 24105°FNov 2575°FNov 2575°FMar 375°FMar 375°F79°F79°F77°F77°F54°F54°F54°F54°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 65°F70°F79°F90°F103°F111°F114°F114°F107°F95°F79°F68°F
Temp. 55°F60°F68°F79°F91°F99°F102°F101°F94°F83°F69°F58°F
Low 46°F50°F57°F68°F78°F85°F88°F86°F79°F70°F58°F49°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Kuwait

Average Hourly Temperature in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcoldcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolwarmwarmhotswelteringcomfortablecomfortablecold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
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In Kuwait, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Kuwait begins around May 20 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around October 20.

The clearest month of the year in Kuwait is September, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 96% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 20 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around May 20.

The cloudiest month of the year in Kuwait is December, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 33% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Kuwait

Cloud Cover Categories in KuwaitclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jun 1797%Jun 1797%Apr 1866%Apr 1866%Oct 2082%Oct 2082%NowNowclearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudy
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 27%25%29%33%22%4%8%9%4%15%29%33%
Clearer 73%75%71%67%78%96%92%91%96%85%71%67%

Kuwait does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 0% to 7%, with an average value of 3%.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Kuwait is January, with an average of 2.0 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 7% on January 18.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Kuwait

Daily Chance of Precipitation in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jan 187%Jan 187%Jun 160%Jun 160%Nov 194%Nov 194%Apr 124%Apr 124%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 2.0d1.6d1.6d1.1d0.4d0.2d0.2d0.3d0.2d0.4d1.0d1.2d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Kuwait experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Kuwait. The month with the most rain in Kuwait is January, with an average rainfall of 0.5 inches.

The month with the least rain in Kuwait is June, with an average rainfall of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Kuwait

Average Monthly Rainfall in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.2 in0.2 in0.4 in0.4 in0.6 in0.6 in0.8 in0.8 in1.0 in1.0 in1.2 in1.2 in1.4 in1.4 inJan 260.5 inJan 260.5 inJun 120.0 inJun 120.0 inAug 100.0 inAug 100.0 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.5″0.4″0.3″0.2″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.2″0.3″

The length of the day in Kuwait varies significantly over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 15 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 14 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Kuwait

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 10.5h11.2h12.0h12.9h13.6h14.0h13.8h13.2h12.3h11.4h10.7h10.3h

The earliest sunrise is at 4:48 AM on June 11, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 56 minutes later at 6:44 AM on January 11. The earliest sunset is at 4:49 PM on December 2, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 3 minutes later at 6:53 PM on July 1.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Kuwait during 2024.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Kuwait

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 114:48 AMJun 114:48 AM6:53 PMJul 16:53 PMJul 1Dec 24:49 PMDec 24:49 PM6:44 AMJan 116:44 AMJan 11daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Kuwait

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM00001010101020202020303030304040405050506060707080000010101010202020203030303040404040505050606070708037NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Kuwait

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

Kuwait experiences some seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from July 14 to November 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 4% of the time. The month with the most muggy days in Kuwait is October, with 4.6 days that are muggy or worse.

The month with the fewest muggy days in Kuwait is February, with 0.0 days that are muggy or worse.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Kuwait

Humidity Comfort Levels in KuwaitmuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 40%Feb 40%Oct 2416%Oct 2416%Jul 144%Jul 144%drydrycomfortablecomfortablemuggymuggyhumidhumidmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressive
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.1d0.6d0.7d0.4d1.4d3.0d2.9d4.6d2.1d0.3d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Kuwait experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 2.5 months, from May 31 to August 15, with average wind speeds of more than 11.1 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Kuwait is June, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 9.5 months, from August 15 to May 31. The calmest month of the year in Kuwait is October, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.8 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Kuwait

Average Wind Speed in KuwaitwindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mphJun 2613.4 mphJun 2613.4 mphOct 38.7 mphOct 38.7 mphAug 1511.1 mphAug 1511.1 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 9.59.79.59.19.712.712.411.09.78.89.39.5

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Kuwait is from the north throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Kuwait

Wind Direction in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNownorthsoutheastwest
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Kuwait is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average water temperature experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.9 months, from June 12 to October 9, with an average temperature above 84°F. The month of the year in Kuwait with the warmest water is August, with an average temperature of 89°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from December 19 to March 26, with an average temperature below 66°F. The month of the year in Kuwait with the coolest water is February, with an average temperature of 61°F.

Average Water Temperature in Kuwait

Average Water Temperature in KuwaitwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F75°F75°F80°F80°F85°F85°F90°F90°F95°F95°FAug 1489°FAug 1489°F60°FFeb 560°FFeb 5Jun 1284°FJun 1284°FOct 984°FOct 984°FDec 1966°FDec 1966°FMar 2666°FMar 2666°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
WaterJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Temperature 62°F61°F64°F71°F79°F84°F87°F89°F87°F82°F75°F67°F

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Kuwait throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Kuwait for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to mid April and from late October to late November, with a peak score in the third week of March.

Tourism Score in Kuwait

Tourism Score in Kuwaitbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.87.83.13.17.67.65.35.3NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Kuwait for hot-weather activities are from early April to mid May and from late September to early November, with a peak score in the third week of October.

Beach/Pool Score in Kuwait

Beach/Pool Score in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.97.90.70.77.67.64.14.1NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Kuwait are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Kuwait

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Feb 24100%Feb 2493%Jan 1693%Jan 16Jul 21100%Jul 21100%NowNowcoldcoolhotswelteringvery coldwarm
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Growing Degree Days in Kuwait

Growing Degree Days in KuwaitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°F9,000°F9,000°FJan 1490°FJan 1490°FMar 24900°FMar 24900°FDec 319,036°FDec 319,036°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 13 to August 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.2 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Kuwait is June, with an average of 8.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.0 months, from November 4 to February 6, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.3 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Kuwait is December, with an average of 3.4 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Kuwait

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in KuwaitbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 188.1 kWhJun 188.1 kWhDec 243.3 kWhDec 243.3 kWhAug 287.2 kWhAug 287.2 kWhNov 44.3 kWhNov 44.3 kWhFeb 64.3 kWhFeb 64.3 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 3.74.65.66.47.38.07.87.46.65.23.93.4

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Kuwait are 29.500 deg latitude, 47.750 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Kuwait is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 0 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 0 feet. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet). Within 50 miles is also essentially flat (0 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Kuwait is covered by bare soil (100%), within 10 miles by bare soil (79%) and water (21%), and within 50 miles by bare soil (69%) and water (21%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Kuwait, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

The details of the data sources used for this report can be found on the Kuwait International Airport page.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.

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