Unusually intense sandstorm sweeps over Egypt

Unusually intense sandstorm sweeps over Egypt

An unusually intense sandstorm swept over Egypt this week and peaked on January 16, 2019, severely reducing visibility and air quality. The conditions started improving on January 17. It's unusual to see such severe sandstorms in January, residents said.

The sky over Cairo turned orange as an intense storm with winds over 50 km/h (31 mph) swept over the capital's 19.5 million people.

Authorities urged residents with respiratory problems to stay home and avoid exposure to heavy sandstorm. Several parks and zoos across the city were forced to close its doors, Egypt Today reports.

Several ports were also closed and some flight delays reported.

Some residents voiced surprise at how the sandstorm was lasting for hours while others suggested it was unusual to experience one so severe in January, The National reported.

Strong winds, rain and snow also affected parts of the eastern Mediterranean, from Lebanon to Syria and down to Palestine and Israel. 

Jerusalem saw one of its rare winter scenery on January 16, with nearly 5 cm (1.9 inches) of snow.

Featured image: Cairo sandstorm on January 16, 2019. Credit: Joey Shea

Comments

Kenneth cash 7 months ago

It looks like those FAKE EGYPTIAN PEOPLE TIME IS ALSO UP!. MISTER TRUMP. FOR THIS IS NOW THE 20TH DAY OF THE NINTH MONTH THE 21ST IS COMING AND ALSO THE 22ND AT BLOOD MOON MIDNIGHT THE FEAST of the LORD WILL START," BE READY! I DO NOT KNOW THIS FOR SURE BUT WE WILL SEE WON'T WE? BEFORE that TIME happens I exspict even moor disasters to follow AFTER this one. Thus 52×70 = 3,640 DAYS in a TRUE HEBREW year, that indeed ENDED on DECEMBER 30th 2018. And therefore today's date in this LAND of my forefathers that you have been inhappeting for these 70 great JUBILEE years is truly 9/20/2019 And the blood moon WILL be on Monday at 12:16 MIDNIGHT at the time for the TRUE feast that comes for the redemption of GOD on 9/22/2019 or 2500 years from the days of the flood. If my understanding is correct this will be. So it donot look good for the world who said in there HEART that GOD donot exsist. AND HE WILL NOT PUNISH US. MY THIS TIME BE FOR THE MERCY OF GODS PEOPLE BECAUSE WE ALL HAVE SINED THEIR IS INDEED NO ONE WHO IS NOW CLEAN. BUT YET I KNOW THAT THE BLUE SKY THAT WAS SEEN OVER NEWYORK WAS THE ROD OF MOSSES WHICH WAS PASSED BACK TO HEAVEN for him to remember his promise to be MERCYFUL to the original black Indians of THE true SEED of ABRAHAM IN OUR DAY.

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