Dust and sandstorms in Saudi Arabia dip to 20-year low

Dust and sandstorms in Saudi Arabia dip to 20-year low

Saudi Arabia just experienced its calmest May in two decades when it comes to sandstorms, with a decrease of 80%, according to Jumaan Al-Qahtani, a top official at the National Center for Meteorology.

Large tornado hits Taif, Saudi Arabia

Large tornado hits Taif, Saudi Arabia

A large tornado swept through the countryside near the city of Taif, Makkah Province of Saudi Arabia on Sunday, March 12, 2023.

Destructive flash floods hit Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Destructive flash floods hit Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Heavy overnight rains hit the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on December 23, 2022, damaging properties and buildings. The event comes just one month after the city of Jeddah, Mecca Province witnessed record rainfall.

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…

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat forms across Arabian Peninsula after record Russian heatwave

Extreme heat has now developed across the Arabian Peninsula following a record heatwave across the Russian Arctic earlier this week. Temperatures are reaching nearly 50 °C (122 °F) and are expected to spread further east towards Pakistan and northwest India…

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…