Kuwait is situated in Southwest Asia, surrounded by the Persian Gulf (in the east), between Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Kuwait is located at the northwestern corner of Persian Gulf. Kuwait is a small state with 17,818 square kilometers in area and roughly shaped like a triangle.
Majority of Kuwait is covered by desert and little difference in elevation. It has nine islands, the largest being Bubiyan, linked to the mainland through a concrete bridge.
Kuwait has a variable continental climate. Summers (April to October) are extremely dry and hot with temperatures exceeding 1240F (510C). Winter (November to February) is cool with some precipitation, and, temperatures average around 130C (560C). Thunderstorms and hailstorms are common during November, March and April when the moist Persian Gulf air collides with cold air masses from Europe.