29 Jan 2016 – Snow fell on Kuwait on Thursday morning for the first time in the country’s history, pictures sent to Middle East Eye show.
Footage sent to MEE showed snow flakes falling in the Gulf state, where temperatures have plummeted in recent days.
Temperatures in Kuwait soar up to 50C in the summer months and even in winter 20C is the norm. However, on Thursday the temperature was as low as 3C.
There is no record of snow having fallen in Kuwait before.
A Kuwaiti told MEE that Thursday’s snow was a first for the country.
“I asked my grandfather, he said there has never been snow before,” he said. “Snow is unheard of in Kuwait.”
In the city of Rafha on Thursday temperatures fell to -2C.
Photos and footage sent to MEE showed the ground covered in snow.
For the first time in the country’s history this morning a small amount of snow fell in Kuwait. pic.twitter.com/W8liHaoKX6
Video of snow falling in Kuwait this morning, for the first time in the country’s history.
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