Articles tagged "saudi arabia"

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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...

July 28, 2020

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Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

A severe hailstorm hit Asir's capital city of Abha in Saudi Arabia on May 5, 2020. Footage on social media shows roads and highways covered in hailstones. In some areas, accumulated hail created whiteout conditions in wide swaths of land. Abha is situated about...

May 06, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rains triggered flooding in the city of Najran in southwestern Saudi Arabia on Monday, April 27, 2020. The rains were dumped by a storm system from the Mediterranean Sea which merged with a cold front, bringing wet and windy conditions from Turkey to Saudi...

April 28, 2020

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Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

Sandstorms blanketed parts of the Middle East on Saturday, March 28, 2020. The countries affected included Qatar, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia. Skies turned orange as dust storms engulfed the Middle Eastern countries. In the footage, motorists were seen braving the...

March 31, 2020

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Massive swarms of locusts invade Saudi Arabia

Vast swarms of locusts are invading agricultural areas across Saudi Arabia after countries in the Horn of Africa struggled with the biggest outbreak in decades. The swarm was confirmed to be from East Africa, according to Mohamad Al-Shammrani, director of combating...

February 22, 2020

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Freezing temperatures hit Saudi Arabia in worst cold wave since 2016

Temperatures in Saudi Arabia dropped below freezing level this week as the worst cold wave since 2016 persists in parts of the country. The capital city of Riyadh recorded frigid temperatures, leaving the streets almost empty on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11...

February 14, 2020

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Cold wave grips northern Saudi Arabia, meteorologists fear strongest cold snap ever

Parts of Saudi Arabia are shivering through a strong cold snap with chilly winds particularly in the northern regions. The cold wave started a few days ago and is forecast to go on for two weeks further, weather expert Muad Al-Ahmadi told Al Arabiya. "The first...

January 30, 2020

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Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present...

January 20, 2020

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Heavy snow blankets Saudi Arabian NW province of Tabuk, Lebanon and Syria

Residents of the Saudi Arabian northwestern province of Tabuk took to social media to share stunning scenes of heavy snow that started on Thursday night, January 9, 2020. During the same period, severe weather struck parts of the Middle East, with rain in the UAE,...

January 10, 2020

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7 dead, 11 injured as floods sweep through Saudi Arabia

Seven people have been killed while 11 others were injured after heavy rainfall triggered flooding in the northeastern part of Saudi Arabia on October 27, 2019. The rains have been occurring since October 25. Aside from the fatalities, the floods also damaged...

October 28, 2019

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Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Large dust storm originating in parts of northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is affecting the region and southwest Iran's Khuzestan, still recovering from massive floods. Authorities warn residents that dust particles have significantly increased air...

April 23, 2019

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Highly unusual spring snowfall in Saudi Arabia

Spring snowfall turned mountains of northwestern Saudi Arabia into white on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Clouds began to form early Sunday over Jabal Al-Lawz in Tabuk Province and by sunset, snow covered all the area, Arab News reports. Authorities sent security patrols,...

April 01, 2019

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Large sandstorm hits capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A huge sandstorm hit capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 12:15 local time on February 19, 2019, dropping down visibility and causing substantial traffic delays. The storm was accompanied by wind speeds reaching 40 km/h (25 mph). It affected temperatures across the city,...

February 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit Fadhlan valley, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain hit parts of Saudi Arabia on February 9, 2019, leaving one person dead and another one missing. Authorities said heavy flooding hit Fadhlan valley, west of Al-Ula governorate, where two casualty reports are coming from. 111 people were rescued in Madinah,...

February 10, 2019

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12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia

A severe storm dumped heavy rain and produced strong sandstorms across Saudi Arabia over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 12 people and injuring more than 170. The rains started in northern and western parts on Sunday, January 27, 2019 and...

January 30, 2019

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Floods in the desert: Brutal flash floods hit Saudi Arabia

Heavy rainfall and devastating floods, wreaking havoc across Saudi Arabia since November 10 continued into December. The rains have so far left more than 30 people dead, disrupted traffic and forced evacuation of at least 4 000 people. Authorities are urging...

December 02, 2018

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Snow and hail blanket parts of the Arabian Desert

While most of the Middle East suffered prolonged heavy rains and deadly floods over the past 30 days, winter weather hit parts of the Arabian Peninsula, covering its deserts in a layer of snow. Northern Saudi cities, including Ha’il, al-Jouf and Tabuk...

November 26, 2018

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Extreme rainfall events wreak havoc across the Middle East

The Middle East has been hit by several waves of severe storms over the past 30+ days and registered anomalously high amounts of rain in very short periods. For some of the regions, the storms were the worst in decades. More than 50 people were killed. Severe storm...

November 13, 2018

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At least 14 killed in Saudi Arabia after unusually intense storms cause major flash floods

Heavy rain falling over Saudi Arabia over the past two weeks have caused widespread flash flooding and left at least 14 people dead. Up to 300 people had to be rescued. This year has seen some of the most extreme weather conditions in decades, authorities said...

October 31, 2018

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Severe sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar

A severe sandstorm swept over large parts of Saudi Arabia and over Bahrain and Qatar on May 9, 2018. The storm dropped visibility to nearly zero. Sand Storm over Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar on May 9, 2018. ...

May 09, 2018

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Severe storms hit Saudi Arabia again less than a week after hailstorm killed hundreds of animals

Less than a week after a powerful hailstorm killed hundreds of sheep and lambs in the middle of the Saudi Arabian desert, severe storms are again affecting the country. The city of Mecca and neighboring regions were hit hard by torrential rain today. Rainwater...

April 11, 2018

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April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white

The Asir region of Saudi Arabia was covered with snow as the weather witnessed a change in temperature, Saudi news Agency SPA reported on April 3, 2018. The region experienced rain and snow for six hours, which covered the mountains and roads in white including the...

April 04, 2018

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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

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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

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Massive dust and sand storm hits Middle East, sending hundreds to hospitals

A massive dust and sand storm swept over northern Saudi Arabia, Syria, parts of Jordan and much of Iraq on October 29, 2017, significantly reducing visibility and sending a large number of people to hospitals. In Kurdistan Region's capital city of Erbil (Iraq),...

October 30, 2017

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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

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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

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Dust over Saudi Arabia and Red Sea

Dust can be seen in the air over Saudi Arabia and blowing westward over the Red Sea. Unsettled weather is typical in Saudi Arabia in winter, with strong winds a frequent occurrence. The Rub’ al Khali desert, the world’s largest sand sea, covers large parts of the

January 21, 2013