Articles tagged "saudi arabia"

petra flood november 2018

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

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

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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