A strong sandstorm broke out in Saudi Arabia and Qatar. As a RIA Novosti correspondent reported, on Friday evening, a suffocating heat suddenly set in the region, then a strong wind began: “It raised clouds of sand and dust into the air, which covered the sky and reduced visibility to several meters. Dust and sand-covered buildings and cars, and entered houses through the joints in the windows. ”
The Saudi Press Agency reported that the storm covered the northern regions of the country, including the capital Riyadh. The Emergencies Ministry warned residents not to leave their homes.
At the same time, along with the storm came a cold front and, for example, in the capital of Qatar, Doha, the temperature dropped to 16 degrees Celsius.
A source told TOPNEWS that the Saudi Air Force has canceled its flights due to the sandstorm.