On Saturday, July 17, a huge sandstorm engulfed the capital of Saudi Arabia – Riyadh and turned the sky BLOOD RED… Just after extreme rains flooded the region…
الرياح الهابطة السبت على الرياض
مع الشكر الجزيل للمصور المبدع pic.twitter.com/pf3ZuwwiUQ
— سلمان الحربي (@SAvada88) July 17, 2021
The dust clouds were accompanied by heavy winds, making it very difficult to see and breathe and causing significant traffic chaos.
Sandstorms are not uncommon in the region, but the intensity and low visibility of this weather phenomenon prompted the Saudi Civil Defence to urge people to stay inside, particularly if they suffered from respiratory illnesses.
Riyadh’s traffic police urged residents to drive slowly with headlights to reduce the risk of accidents.
The “freak Biblical sandstorm” may have been prophesied in the Book of Exodus from the Hebrew Bible.
“And Hashem went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; that they might go by day and by night; the pillar of cloud by day, and the pillar of fire by night, departed not from before the people,” reads Exodus 13:21.
The apocalyptic sandstorm occurred after heavy rains that turned parts of the desert into lakes…
سيول عظيمه شمال الهدار التابع للافلاج سبحان الله وفي عز القيض pic.twitter.com/wGn5k0bJMC
— برق الجهمه (@o0BRG0o) July 18, 2021
— أبوعبدالرحمن الحربش الصخَري (@Shabib1) July 18, 2021
تنبيه تنبيه خط الجنوب منقطع
بين البديع والسليل
السيل القاطع وممشاه قوي والدفاع المدني وامن الطرق مغلق الخط والسيا جارف له شاحنات وسيارات الله يستر على المسلمين pic.twitter.com/tBkYngjOJY
— أبو سعد الشارخ (@abosaad4466) July 18, 2021
Or even or raging waters…
— سند السلمي (@sanad9977) July 18, 2021
لقطة اليوم 🎥
اترك لكم حرية التعليق لهذا الفيديو 🙂 pic.twitter.com/PeYf1cySSI
— طقس الجزيرة (@taqs01) July 18, 2021
— ﮼سناب،البر🏕🌧 (@ahwalaltaqs) July 18, 2021
The National Center of Meteorology expects more thunderstorms with heavy winds and hail in the regions of Najran, Riyadh, the Empty Quarter and the southern parts of the Eastern Province in the next few days. So watch out if you are living in these zones! [Alwatan, Eremnews]
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