Rare hailstorm hits all-year-round resort in Egypt

Rare hailstorm hits all-year-round resort in Egypt

A popular Egyptian all-year-round resort in Hurghada was hit by a rare hailstorm on Saturday, January 1, 2022, surprising tourists on the beaches and breaking roofs and windows. Some of the stones were as large as 3 cm (1.2 inches). Schools in the area were ordered…

Intense hailstorms sweep through Saudi Arabia

Intense hailstorms sweep through Saudi Arabia

Intense hailstorms and heavy rain lashed parts of Saudi Arabia over the past couple of days, completely covering desert sand in Hail city and Asir region. Meteorologists at the Jordan-based ArabiaWeather network said that the intense hailstorm hit Hail on Saturday…

Violent storm spawns powerful tornado in Izmir, leaving 18 injured, Turkey

Violent storm spawns powerful tornado in Izmir, leaving 18 injured, Turkey

A violent storm produced damaging hail and a powerful tornado in Izmir, Turkey, on Thursday, February 11, 2021, leaving at least 18 people injured and dozens of homes damaged. Hailstorms also inflicted damage to nearly 700 greenhouses in the Urla area. Downpours…

Strong hailstorm hits Abha, blanketing the desert in ice, Saudi Arabia

Strong hailstorm hits Abha, blanketing the desert in ice, Saudi Arabia

A strong hailstorm hit Abha in Asir Province, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, turning the desert into icy roads. The hailstorm struck the city on Tuesday afternoon, accompanied by cold winds and thunderstorms. Photos and videos on social media show roads…