Articles tagged "saudi arabia weather"

saudi arabia hailstorm february 25 2018

Unprecedented hailstorm hits Saudi Arabia, injures more than 50 people

A violent hailstorm hit Al-Madinah and other regions of Saudi Arabia on Sunday morning, February 25, 2018. Hailstones that hit Madinah were the size of golf balls and larger - unprecedented for the region. More than 50 people were injured, a number of animals killed...

February 26, 2018

jeddah flood november 21 2017

Heavy rain wreaks havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain is wreaking havoc across Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, stranding drivers on flooded roads and delaying school classes at least until Thursday. The Centre for Crises and Disasters in Makkah Region closed a number of roads in Jeddah...

November 21, 2017

sandstorm saudi arabia sakaka march 18 2017

Impressive sandstorm sweeps through Saudi Arabia

An impressive sandstorm swept through Saudi Arabia's northern city of Sakaka on Saturday, March 18, 2017, and was captured on video. On Sunday, an "advance alert" was issued following a sandstorm that hit the western city of Jeddah and other areas of...

March 19, 2017

floods saudi arabia february 15 2017

Severe floods hit Saudi Arabia after 3 months' worth of rain in 24 hours

At least one person has died, 10 were injured and several are still missing after severe flooding hit Saudi Arabia's Asir region on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. Parts of the region received 3 months' worth of rain in just 24 hours. Heavy rain and cold...

February 16, 2017

2saudi arabia snowfall november 2016

Saudi Arabia deserts covered in snow, followed by deadly floods

The deserts of Saudi Arabia were covered in snow at the end of November 2016, bringing joy to surprised Saudis who marked the occasion building snowmen. However, the weather soon turned very serious, and deadly. The first snowfall in northern parts of the country...

November 30, 2016


Over 40 killed in Saudi Arabia, Yemen floods

Over 40 people have been killed after heavy rains caused severe flooding in Saudi Arabia and Yemen this week. According to the General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defence, rains and flooding claimed lives of 18 people throughout Saudi Arabia and more than 900 had to...

April 14, 2016


Severe sandstorm hits Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A severe sandstorm hit the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, March 26 and continued into March 27. Strong southerly winds blew at the speed of 50 to 60 km/h (31 to 37 mph) seriously reducing visibility, slowing down traffic and forcing flight...

March 27, 2016


A year's worth of rainfall batters Doha, Qatar in one day, Saudi Arabia inundated again

Heavy rainfalls were affecting Doha, Qatar and central and eastern parts of Saudi Arabia throughout November 25, 2015. More than one year of average rainfall was recorded in only 24 hours in Doha and one person was reported dead in Riyadh Region, so far. Seasonal...

November 26, 2015


Strong flash floods batter Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall battered western, northern and central Saudi Arabia on November 17, 2015, causing strong flash floods across the affected areas. So far, 8 people died and one person, presumably a child, remains missing. A spell of unusually severe rainstorms and...

November 18, 2015