Freak weather STRIKES Middle East: Flash floods, dust storms & hail cause Arabian carnage
PEOPLE across the Middle East were left terrified after several rare freak weather phenomenons all struck the region within just one week.
By OLI SMITH
Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Freak weather has caused carnage across the Middle East, after a series of flash floods, dust storms, hail and lightning shocked the region.
This week, schools were shut down in Oman, while several accidents were reported when drivers lost control of their vehicles.
In the UAE, thunderstorms and lightning lit up the night sky, following flash floods on the roads.
Saudi Arabia suffered dust storms, which put several densely-packed cities on alert, and prompted a medical warning for those who venture outside.
The bizarre weather this week has been the latest in a series of eerie meteorological forecasts in the Middle East this year.
Earlier, in February, a bizarre blizzard snowstorm blanketed Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Forecasters at the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology in Abu Dhabi said that “unstable weather” was set to continue across the region over the next week.
According to Dubai Police, there were nearly 200 road accidents in just eight hours while nearly 1,500 residents called for emergency weather assistance at their homes.