Kuwait to enhance weather, catastrophes’ forecasting with climate observation stations

A Kuwaiti official says authorities of the Arabian Gulf country are seeking to install as many climate observation stations as possible. Khaled Al-Shuaibi, Deputy Director General of Aviation Services at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), said the installment of the largest number possible of these monitoring stations would enhance the national capacities of making quite accurate weather forecasts.

In a statement to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on the sidelines of the World Meteorological Congress, he has also affirmed that the relevant authorities in Kuwait are also seeking to establish an early warning system to anticipate natural catastrophes. Kuwait is taking this approach due to the “noticeable rise” of the temperature in the country during the summer, he said, also indicating that he has particular interest in examining training programs of the International Meteor Organization (IMO), organizer of the conference.

A Kuwaiti delegation including Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi, the DGCA meteorologist, is partaking in the convention, scheduled on June 3-14. Heat soars during the summer in Kuwait. Currently it has officially hit 48 degrees. Many environmentalists attribute the phenomenal high temperature to global overheating. Regional quakes had repeatedly rattled the North Gulf country in the past. Some caused little damage.