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…

Severe storms produce massive sandstorm and damaging hail in central Argentina

Severe storms produce massive sandstorm and damaging hail in central Argentina

A line of severe storms struck central Argentina on Friday, December 18, 2020, producing a massive sandstorm, powerful winds, and hail. Widespread power outages and property damage were reported. In La Pampa, an enormous sandstorm caused extensive power outages,…

Historic hailstorm hits Beirut, Lebanon

Historic hailstorm hits Beirut, Lebanon

A massive hailstorm accompanied by exceptionally heavy rain and drastic temperature drop hit Lebanon's capital Beirut on December 5, 2020, causing massive floods and traffic chaos. The last time Beirut witnessed a similar event was back in 1968. The hailstorm…

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Paralyzing flash floods and damaging hail hit Istanbul, Turkey

Heavy rains accompanied by large hail lashed Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, resulting in paralyzing flash floods and damage. Severe weather conditions hit several districts in Istanbul around 08:00 UTC (11:00 LT), including Silivri, Buyukcekmece,…

Intense hailstorm and tornado hit West Yorkshire, England

Intense hailstorm and tornado hit West Yorkshire, England

A severe thunderstorm brought hail and tornado to West Yorkshire, England, on Thursday, September 24, 2020. Parts of the county were 10 cm (4 inches) deep in ice or sleet as accumulated hail blanketed roads. According to Met Desk, there was a possible supercell in…