Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Powerful sandstorm hits Riyadh

One of the strongest sandstorms to hit the Saudi capital Riyadh in decades has been filmed by a BBC viewer, Matthew Thomson.

Mr Thomson, who filmed this from his office on the 56th floor of Kingdom Centre, said the storm took around 10 minutes to pass over the city and reach his building.

He said: "In a matter of 30 seconds or so, visibility dropped from miles to just a few metres completely obscuring the view to the street below."

You can view the video at this link: Video

Here are a links top reports about the storm:

There's a storm comin' to town

Sandstorm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Today, at lunchtime 12.15 pm a sandstorm is aproaching Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Pictures are taken from Al Faisaliah Tower facing north towards Kingdom tower. Kingdom tower is the highest building in Saudi Arabia , 330 meters.

Crazy sandstorm!! Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This photo was taken in the same spot 30 minutes later, after the sandstorm hit.

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