Weather of Arabia - A number of social media pioneers shared videos from Kuwait on Wednesday 12/27/2022, showing the weather in Kuwait after it was exposed to an air depression, and some of them described the weather as snowy, but did Kuwait witness snowfalls?
The answer is no, Kuwait did not experience any snowfall during the recent depression. Rather, the country witnessed the crossing of an effective cold air front accompanied by cumulus thunderclouds, and due to the coldness of all layers of the atmosphere, the precipitation was in the form of heavy showers of hail, which accumulated on the surface of the earth, but as soon as it was completed The cold front crossed and the hail stopped, torrents formed and the water level rose.
From a scientific point of view, in the weather, it is very rare for Kuwait to witness snowfall, and for this to happen, it needs very special weather conditions, and the geographical nature of Kuwait contributes to the increase in the rarity of snowfall.
Hail can be defined as irregularly shaped balls of frozen water that forms inside cumulus clouds (cumulus cumulus specifically) and thunderstorms, hailstones fall on the ground of different sizes and may be of large sizes and high density, which causes significant material damage in some cases, The diameter of the hailstone ranges from a few millimeters to several centimeters. The hailstones consist of layers of ice about 1 mm thick. The size of a giant hailstone can be about 20-40 cm or more.
For the cold to form within the cumulonimbus clouds, it needs several factors, including the meeting of two air masses with different characteristics, one cold and the other warm, or in depressions and cold air fronts, or through the formation of convective clouds, where clouds grow in all layers of the atmosphere and reach high levels and become cumulus with A high vertical extension, then the temperature in that level is below freezing.
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