Middle East

Huge hail storm wreaks havoc in Madinah

Author: ARAB NEWSMon, 2018-02-26 00:59ID: 1519585531070135600

MADINAH: Social media is abuzz with posts of hail falling in some areas of western Saudi Arabia, causing widespread damage.
Various users on Twitter have shared footage of ice raining down on pavements and shattering car windows in Madinah.
Another video showed a man in Madinah holding a ball-sized piece of hail that damaged his car roof.

The recent heavy downpour prompted authorities in some parts of the Kingdom to suspend schools and colleges to ensure the safety of students.
Thunderstorms, accompanied by dusty winds, and heavy rainfall has occurred in several regions of Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi General Authority for Meteorology.

Hail storm photos from Madinah on social media have been doing the rounds. (Twitter)

In the coming days, visibility will be decreased in the eastern region and southern parts of the capital Riyadh and across to Najran.
The authority said that temperatures would decrease in the north and central parts of the country.

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