A year's worth of rainfall batters Doha, Qatar in one day, Saudi Arabia inundated again

A year's worth of rainfall batters Doha, Qatar in one day, Saudi Arabia inundated again

Heavy rainfalls were affecting Doha, Qatar and central and eastern parts of Saudi Arabia throughout November 25, 2015. More than one year of average rainfall was recorded in only 24 hours in Doha and one person was reported dead in Riyadh Region, so far.

Seasonal storms have wreaked havoc across Saudi Arabia in what was reported to be the third deadly flood over the last 4 weeks. The regions of Riyadh and Al-Qassim suffered extensive amounts of rainfall, and 1 person died in the province of Rimah.

Traffic has been blocked across the affected areas and schools were closed throughout the day. Entire vehicles have been submerged under raging flood water across the region. The city of Buraidah in Al-Qassim Region was reportedly hit the hardest.

72-hr accumulated rainfall as observed by GPM Core Observatory. Image credit: Google/NASA/JAXA GPM

80.8 mm (3.2 inches) of rainfall was recorded at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar, setting the record for the highest precipitation amount ever recorded, according to Qatar Meteorology Department.

Typical November rainfall amount is about 3.3 mm (0.1 inches), while the average yearly amount is about 75 mm (2.9 inches), according to World Meteorological Organization (WMO).This means that, in usual circumstances, this amount of rainfall would fall in Doha during an entire year, or more.

No victims have been reported in Qatar, so far, and despite extreme weather conditions, flights continued to operate regularly.

Featured image: 72-hr rainfall accumulation as observed by GPM Core Observatory. Image credt: Google/NASA/JAXA GPM


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John Paily 5 years ago

it is on expected and predicted way - We have invited the situation on ourselves. What else can be expected when we exponentially increase the heat of the environment. Nature strives to cool thus causing accelerated change. .We are entering a period of huge instability where unwinding force of heat or energy and winding force of earth both peaks to bring huge disasters in the form of fire, wind, flash flood/snow bound destruction. The winding force would cause huge earth quakes activating many of the volcano. It is time to awaken to the simple parallel world design on which earth functions https://www.scribd.com/doc/270257614/What-is-Happening-to-Earth-Its-climate-and-Biosphere-Are-we-Approaching-Sixth-Mass-Extinction

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