Parts of northern Saudi Arabia covered in a layer of hail and snow

Parts of northern Saudi Arabia covered in a layer of hail and snow

Parts of northern Saudi Arabia were covered in a fine layer of hail and snow on Sunday, November 21, 2021, as temperatures plummeted to approximately 7 °C (44.6 °F). One of the affected cities was Qurayyat, Al Jawf Province, located about 30 km (18 miles)…

Heavy downpours bring hail and flooding to Saudi Arabia and Yemen

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…

Torrential rain causes widespread flooding in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Torrential rain causes widespread flooding in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Widespread flooding hit the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia following torrential rains on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Many vehicles were submerged and several people were washed away by raging waters. Streets and roads were heavily inundated in Mecca after a sudden storm…

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…

Intense sandstorm sweeps over Saudi Arabia

Intense sandstorm sweeps over Saudi Arabia

An intense sandstorm swept over many parts of Saudi Arabia over the past couple of days, downing streetlights and electricity poles, severely limiting visibility, and forcing authorities to urge people to stay home, especially those with respiratory problems. The…

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…

Flash floods leave at least 4 fatalities in Jordan and Saudi Arabia

Flash floods leave at least 4 fatalities in Jordan and Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall has been affecting western Jordan and neighboring Saudi Arabia since February 5, 2021, causing flash floods that resulted in four fatalities and property damage. Heavy downpours particularly affected Al Mafraq and Ma'an governorates in Jordan, as…

Freezing temperatures in Saudi Arabia’s Asir for the first time since 1971

Freezing temperatures in Saudi Arabia’s Asir for the first time since 1971

Freezing temperatures and snowfall have been reported in Saudi Arabia's Asir Province on January 10, 2021, leaving urban areas, mountains, and deserts covered in snow. The temperatures in the region dropped below -2 °C (28.4 °F) for the first time in 50…

Severe flooding paralyzes Taif City in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Severe flooding paralyzes Taif City in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains from Friday, July 24, 2020, have triggered widespread severe flooding that paralyzed the city of Taif in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The traffic in Taif City was brought to a standstill as floodwaters trapped many vehicles on roads and streets. The Civil…