Kuwait is a low-lying desert country characterised by long, dry summers and warm winters. In summer, average temperatures easily reach over 100°F (38°C) and can drop below 70°F (21°C) in winter. At night, minimum winter temperatures occasionally drop below 50°F (10°C).

Kuwait is a dry country, and the little rain it does get usually falls during the rainy season, between December and February. Humidity can be quite high during this time, particularly in coastal regions.

Dust storms are common when strong winds blow from the interior, and expats with respiratory conditions may struggle in the hot desert environment. There are also health risks of heatstroke and exhaustion, so expats living in Kuwait should drink plenty of water and stay indoors during the hottest times of the day.