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…

Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

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…

Heavy rains trigger floods in Najran, Saudi Arabia

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…

Sandstorms engulf parts of the Middle East

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…