Severe dust storms are affecting parts of the Middle East, from the Mediterranean Sea to parts of Saudi Arabia.
On Monday, April 25, 2022, authorities in Jordan ordered schools in the south of the kingdom to close due to the heavy spread of dust.
According to The National News, schools in the governorates of Karak, Tafila, Aqaba and Maan were closed.
The Ministry of Public Works urged drivers to exercise caution because of a drop in visibility.
A number of regions in Saudi Arabia also saw severe dust storms and large hail on Monday, prompting the National Meteorological Center to warn citizens to take precautions due to the near absence of visibility.
Many regions of the Kingdom such as Tabuk, Northern Frontiers, Al-Jawf, Ha’il, Al-Qasim, Riyadh and the Eastern regions have been affected, as well as parts of Najran, Jazan, Asir, Al-Bahah, Mecca and districts of the Medina.
Featured image credit: NASA Aqua/MODIS. Acquired on April 24, 2022
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