Heavy downpours bring hail and flooding to Saudi Arabia and Yemen
Severe weather struck Saudi Arabia and Yemen last week, with flooding and hail reported in some areas. On Thursday, June 17, 2021, three people died in Al-Shamaitin after being swept away by floodwaters. On Friday, June 18, the Taif region was lashed by hailstorms and downward winds, causing traffic disruption and significant flooding.
In Yemen, heavy rains on Thursday triggered flooding in the district of Al-Shamaitin, Taiz Governorate, southwest of the country. Three children died after being carried away by the waters.
Torrential rains have been battering the country in the past weeks, with some areas witnessing medium to heavy rainfalls.
In Saudi Arabia, heavy downpours on Friday were accompanied by downward winds and hailstorms. Flooding was reported in some areas of the Taif region, which disrupted the traffic on some roads.
Thunderstorms continued into the weekend, affecting the areas of Najran, Jazan, Asir, Al Baha, and Makkah.
برديه الشفا – #الطائف ⛈#يوم_الجمعة
منقول@nazeeh_alhaizan @rashidalmethen pic.twitter.com/LYdZS9Aios
— نشامى مكشات (@n_mekshat) June 18, 2021
أمطار غزيرة مع البرد على #الشفا .
رصد @kok2512 pic.twitter.com/X4ksorMh1s
— فريق عواصف الغربية (@3wa9f1) June 18, 2021
امطار غزيرة وزخات من البَرَد #الرميده شرق #الطايف_الان اليوم الخميس ١٤٤٢/١١/٧ ⛈⛈
حمود الجعيد pic.twitter.com/bIeyaGozB5
— #فريق_طقس_الطائف (@weather_taif) June 17, 2021
بردية وادي غزال في الشفا غرب الطائف pic.twitter.com/oHTJavCHih
— ابو فارس (@slom2022201) June 18, 2021
أمطار غزيرة مع تساقط حبات البرد على الشفا في الطائف الأن
سلطان الشريف pic.twitter.com/xOC2NJsNtt
— طقس_العالم (@Arab_Storms) June 18, 2021
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