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Exceptional Rainfall In Al-Dammam

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A heavy rain outbreak took place between Jan 17 and 19 over the mid Arabian Gulf, Qatar, Bahrain, and central Saudi Arabia. Heaviest rainfall recorded of 158mm in Al Dammam, that is almost 2 years rainfall in one day. Riyadh recorded 61mm while Bahrain and Qatar recorded around 26mm. Several areas recorded similar amounts. The heavy rain resulted in traffic problems and school closure in Riyadh. More than 40 mm of rain in western UAE between Jan 20-22.



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