Shamal

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Contents

Countries

  • Bahrain
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates

Directions

  • Northwest

Months

  • all year possible

Description

The Shamal is a summer northwesterly wind blowing over Iraq and the Persian Gulf states, often strong during the day, but decreasing at night. This weather effect occurs anywhere from once to several times a year. Shamals normally last three to five days.

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