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CLIMATE IN THE ARAB GULF COUNTRIES

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Transcript of CLIMATE IN THE ARAB GULF COUNTRIES

CLIMATE IN THE ARAB GULF COUNTRIES
MOST IMPORTANT FEATURES OF ARAB GULF COUNTRIES:
HIGH TEMPERATURE IN SUMMER AND LOW IN WINTER.
HIGH HUMIDITY IN SUMMER, ESPECIALLY IN COASTAL AREAS.
LITTLE RAIN
WIND:
DIFFERENT TYPES OF WIND PREVAIL IN ARABIAN GULF REGION.
RAINFALL:
RAINFALL IS VERY LIGHT IN ARABIAN GULF COUNTRIES.
IN THE ARABIAN GULF REGION, IT RAINS IN WINTER.
FACTORS AFFECTING THE CLIMATE OF THE ARABIAN GULF:
1
. LOCATION IN RELATION TO LATIUDE:
THE ARABIAN GULF STRETCHES BETWEEN LATITUDES 24 DEGREES AND 30 DEGREES.
THE ARABIAN GULF IS LOACATED IN DESERTED AREAS.
2. DISTRIBUTION OF LAND WATER :
THE GULF AREAR INCREASE THE HUMIDITY IN COASTAL AREAS BECAUSE THE EVAPORATION OF WATER CAUSES THE AIR TO BE HIGH IN HUMIDITY.
3.SURFACE ELEVATIONS:
THERE IS A RELATION BETWEEN HIEGHT/ DEPRESSION OF THE SURFACE OF LAND AND DEGREES OF TEMPERATURE.
TEMPERATURE DECRESES AS WE MOVE UPWARDS ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

TYPES OF WINDS BLOWING IN THE ARABIAN GULF:
1.NORTHERLY WIND -- A DRY WIND WHICH REDUCES HUMIDITY IN SUMMER.
2. NORTH-WESTERLY--- WHICH CAUSES RAIN IN WINTER.
3. AL-KHOUS WIND -- SOUTHERLY OF SOUTH-EASTERLY NORMALLY ASSOCIATED WITH HIGHER TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY IN SUMMER.
4. DUST STORMS -- COMMON IN MOST PARTS OF THE ARABIAN GULF, EXCEPT BAHRAIN.
QUIZ TIME...........
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO OPERATION.
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