Unusual freak hailstorm hits Saudi Arabia

An unusual freak hailstorm hit Saudi Arabia on April 6, 2016 covering the desert, streets and entire cities with white icy stones.

The thunderstorms were so powerful that they created a tornado just 100km way from Riyadh.

And here it comes:

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Yasser Khalil

Stormy conditions are growing and sweeping across Saudi Arabia since Monday, April 3, 2016.

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Yasser Khalil
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Riyadh

The storm line has now reached central Saudi Arabia where the desert suddenly turned white on April 6, 2016.

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The low is sweeping from North to South and si currently flooding the city of Ta’if in biblical proportions.

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Extreme wind gusts are also accompanying the stormy weather.

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So there is cold air coming from the north and warm air coming from the south. As the clash in the center of the country, they create a kind of belt, responsible for this extreme weather phenomenon.

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Look at this video. Impressive!

Sometimes the strong winds are creating sand tornado and sandstorms. This one was captured just 100km away from Riyadh!

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This extreme weather also reached Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and western Yemen.

Anomalous is the best terminology I can find!

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