Kuwait meteorological department would like to announce that new alerts system has been developed. The new alerts system will be in two stages described in details below. The new alerts system will also provides additional information such as severity, certainty and urgency which is based on CAP or 'Common Alerting Protocol' with new icons for each common weather event in Kuwait.
Stage One - Weather Watch
The weather watches alerts viewers that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather. The issue time will be up to 24 hours before expected events.
Stage Two - Weather Warning
A weather warning means that severe weather is occurring, imminent, or likely in the location indicated and is a threat to life and property. The issue time will be up to 6 hours before severe weather events.
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- Urgency: The code denoting the urgency of the subject event of the alert message
- Severity: The code denoting the severity of the subject event of the alert message
- Certainty: The code denoting the certainty of the subject event of the alert message