Rain, thunderstorm set to visit Middle East, flash floods likely in parts

April 12, 2019 4:05 PM |

Middle East WeatherIntense weather activity has been a feature in the Middle East a few days ago with Iran Floods being on a high. Currently, a disturbance is over Syria, Jordan and will be moving east northeastwards along with a circulation in the lower levels.

There are several water bodies which are supporting the system, which includes the Caspian Sea, Mediterranean, and Black Sea.

Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, UAE, Qatar and Oman will be affected in the next 24 to 48 hours. Rainfall activity is expected to be on the higher side with the risk of flash flooding in some parts as well

Furthermore, rains will only increase on April 14 and 15, may cause flood like situation over Iran, Iraq due to extended stay of the system. Damaging winds along with flash floods and thunderstorms are also possible in Kuwait as well as Saudi Arabia. The weather is expected to clear up only after April 16.

Moreover, flash flooding may be a concern for parts of UAE, Doha and Muscat on Saturday.

Persian Gulf and Red Sea are the ones which will give moisture to the system making it stronger. On April 16 and 17, Pakistan may also bear the brunt.

In fact, between April 15 to 18, the states of Jammu and Kashmir and adjoining hilly regions may see some weather activities as well.

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