CAIRO | Weather front brings sandstorms, hail, rain to Middle East

16Jan - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News

CAIRO —January 16, 2019— A harsh weather front brought sandstorms, hail and rain to parts of the Middle East on Wednesday, with visibility down in the Egyptian capital as an orange cloud of dust blocked out the sky and pedestrians covered their faces from the wind gusts.

The winter’s first snow fell on the Syrian capital Damascus by evening, after a day of heavy rain and strong winds. All ports on the Syrian coast were closed due to the prevailing weather conditions.

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