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"So long and thanks for the maps"

"So long and thanks for all the fish, I meant maps (apologies to Douglas Adams)" was the last post in my #30DayMapChallenge report...

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Be your own weatherman

Dust storms are what you look out for in Kuwait. The banner map was a very simple way for me to create my own weather map:
  1. where are the dust clouds?
  2. what is the wind direction?
  3. when will Kuwait get one?
Being a pretty small country, a good dust storm can envelope it, like it did last March. I got caught out walking on the Corniche, when it came in so quickly that I took refuge in a nearby building for two hours until it blew over. The closest happened to be a Burger King on the waterfront... so no-one was in want of food, drink or facilities.  And this video is no science fiction but Kuwait City from a skyscraper rooftop...

2015 Update:

See my video on mapping the Easter Haboob