Bad weather shuts schools and government in Kuwait

KUWAIT: Schools and government departments in Kuwait were forced to shutdown on Tuesday as floods lashed the Gulf state.

The country closed its main stock exchange as well as government, ministerial offices and schools due to the bad weather. The heavy rain, that started on Monday night and continued into the early hours of the morning, caused transport chaos.

The deputy prime minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah responded by firing the roads and transport head Ahmad Al-Hassan after the bad weather brought parts of the country to a standstill.

The Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) said the forecast remained unsteady with dust and winds along with thundershowers.

A meteorologist quoted by KUNA said the unstable weather was due to a low pressure system bringing winds and air full of humidity.

Kuwait Airways said that no flights had been canceled at Kuwait’s main international airport as a result of the weather.

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