Rainwater floods a road in Kuwait City following torrential rain on Sunday. AFP
All middle and high school exams scheduled for Monday will be postponed, Dr Ali Al Mudhaf said in a statement, giving schools the leeway to rearrange their final exams as they see fit, the dates of which will be released in a ministry statement later on Sunday, according to the Kuwait News Agency.
The day off does not include faculty and staff, who are still required to go to work on Monday, added the statement.
Heavy rains lashed much of Kuwait on Sunday, flooding roads and disrupting traffic across the country.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries usually experience mild winters, with the exception of rare and brief episodes of flooding rains between November and January
Moderate rains fell on Al Shuhada Road in Ras Al Khaimah, and on Al Kharos in Sharjah. Jebel Jais in RAK recorded the lowest temperature over the country, 13.3°C on Saturday at 03:15am.
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) said that the lowest temperature recorded over the country on Sunday is 7.1°C in Jabal Jais (Ras Al Khaimah) at 03:15 UAE Local time.
Light to medium rains lashed separate areas of the UAE on Sunday as a result of shallow air depression in the north and east and a high air extension in the west, accompanied by an extension of an air depression in the upper layers of the atmosphere.
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