Torrential rains and floods... heat and cold waves... and climatic extremes witnessed in the skies of the Arab world and the region during the year 2022

2022-12-19 2022-12-19T19:23:39Z
هشام جمال
هشام جمال
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Weather of Arabia - severe weather fluctuations and extremes, cold and snow waves, heat waves and drought, unusual wet waves and a rainy summer on the island, and a hot and harsh summer on the European continent, hurricanes and floods and many other weather events that characterized the year 2022, and these weather extremes were striking and influential In many regions, so we in the Arab Weather collected all those weather events that left an unforgettable imprint on us, which we will remember in the coming years, God willing.

 

The following are the most important weather events in the Arab world during the year 2022

 

January (1) 2022:

 

Egypt and the Levant

 

On 1/1/2022, the Kingdom and Palestine were affected by a state of atmospheric instability that led to showers of rain falling, including the city of Aqaba. At the same time, Egypt was exposed to a strong air depression, accompanied by heavy snowfall on St. The Jordan Valley, after which the Kingdom was affected by a third-degree depression, followed by another wave of freezing.

After that, the Levant was affected by several depressions, the most severe of which was on January 26, when the region was affected by an air depression and a polar air mass, which led to the accumulation of heavy snow in most regions of the Kingdom and the Levant, and it was classified as a fourth degree.

Arabia and Iraq

At the beginning of the year, a state of air instability affected southern Iraq, and then northern Iraq was affected by heavy snow and a severe cold wave. On Saturday, January 1, a wide state of air instability arose, which included all the Arab Gulf countries. On the same day, heavy snow fell on Jabal Al-Lawz in Tabuk in Saudi Arabia As for Kuwait, the capital, Kuwait, was subjected to drowning after it was affected by a state of atmospheric instability resulting from the crossing of a cold air front due to heavy snowfall.

The Arab Maghreb

During this month, the Arab Maghreb countries were exposed to a prolonged state of rain interruption

February (2) 2022:

Levant and Egypt

The Levant was affected by a limited number of regular depressions during the month of February, some of which brought snow on the southern heights of Jordan, in addition to the mountains of Lebanon and Palestine. Egypt was also affected by one depression during this month.

As for the cases of atmospheric instability, Egypt and the Levant were affected by one case of atmospheric instability, which brought heavy rains in southern Jordan and Palestine.

Arabia and Iraq

The region did not witness any weather events except for a state of air instability that affected the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE in the middle of the month
Riyadh and Al-Qassim in Saudi Arabia were also affected by dust waves on Saturday, February 19, which were accompanied by a state of atmospheric instability leading to rain, while Iraq was affected by depressions and severe cold waves.

The Arab Maghreb

The continuation of the severe drought in all the Arab Maghreb countries, except for Libya, which witnessed rains on more than one occasion.

March (3) 2022:

Levant and Egypt

The month of March was classified as the first since about 19 years ago in the Levant and Jordan, where the country witnessed many depressions that were accompanied by air masses of polar origin sometimes that caused rain at times and snow at other times for the tall mountains, in addition to severe and unusual frost and freezing waves, the most prominent of which was with the middle of the month.

As for Egypt, it witnessed an extension of air depressions to the northern regions, which were accompanied by cold weather and showers of rain at intervals, in addition to the activity of the five-year depressions in Egypt in the first week of the month.

The Arabian Gulf and Iraq

Cold air masses to several parts of the Arab Gulf states that were very cold over Iraq brought a sharp drop in temperatures, and cold to very cold weather predominated, especially with the night hours coinciding with the activity of surface winds that stirred dust and dust, and coincided with the emergence of unstable weather conditions that caused precipitation Thunderstorms in some areas, in addition to snowfall over the mountainous heights and western regions of Iraq.

Multiple sandstorms formed, the most prominent of which was a strong sandy cloud that started on the fourth day of the month and moved from Iraq towards Kuwait and eastern Saudi Arabia to Qatar and Bahrain.

The Arab Maghreb

 

Cases of atmospheric instability and an air depression over Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, with occasional heavy rains, and Libya was exposed to an air mass of polar origin and very cold, which led to a sharp drop in temperatures and the predominance of cold to very cold weather, especially at night. North.

 

April (4) 2022:

 

From the Maghreb to the Arabian Peninsula

Clear activity on the five-year depressions, which were accompanied by atmospheric and thermal fluctuations, with thirty-degree temperatures recorded for the first time during the year in the Levant, and the five-year depressions coincided with dust waves, and limited cases of atmospheric instability that led to the formation of thunderclouds in separate areas.

 

May (5) 2022:

 

Levant, Arabia and Iraq

 

The Levant witnessed a late depression extension for this time of the year on 5/5/2022, which brought a significant decrease in temperatures and showers of rain in parts of Syria and Lebanon, all the way to northern and central Palestine and Jordan.

The month was characterized by five-year depressions, which brought a significant rise in temperatures and dense dusty waves to the south and east of Jordan, all the way to the north and east of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Kuwait.

 

A regional sandstorm formed in the middle of the month, sweeping all regions of Iraq and Kuwait and spreading to eastern and central Saudi Arabia and later to Bahrain, Qatar and parts of the Emirates. It was accompanied by disruption of air, sea and even land traffic, and the occurrence of many traffic accidents, especially Iraq and Kuwait.

 

In the period 23-34/5/2022, an air mass with temperatures lower than normal rushed towards the Levant, pushing strong northwesterly winds over Iraq and the Arabian Gulf, which led to the formation of a regional sandstorm that pervaded all regions of Iraq and Kuwait and extended to eastern and central Saudi Arabia and later to Bahrain and Qatar. And parts of the Emirates, accompanied by disruption of air, sea and even land traffic, and the occurrence of many traffic accidents, especially Iraq and Kuwait.

Maghreb and Africa

Far-flung weather disturbances over Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, all the way to Libya, accompanied by rainfall of varying intensity, which led to the formation of torrential rains and the rise in the water level at times.

 

June (6) 2022

Levant and Egypt

 

On 6/2/2022, a dense dusty wave arose that followed an unusual path from northern Saudi Arabia to eastern Jordan and later towards eastern and central Syria and reached southern Turkish territory. It was caused by the formation of a deep thermal depression near northern Saudi Arabia and eastern Jordan.

 

The month was marked by the influence of the Levant, especially Jordan, with relatively hot air masses, accompanied by high temperatures and the predominance of relatively hot weather in general, and hot in the lowlands and desert areas, while Egypt was under the influence of very hot air masses.

A period of 12-13/6/2022, an air mass of moderate temperature rushed to the Levant and Jordan, accompanied by a significant decrease in temperatures and a moderate atmosphere during the day and tending to be cold and moist at night, and showers of rain fell on the coasts of the Levant, extending to northern Palestine and Jordan, as and at the same time A dense dusty wave formed in the areas of Badia Al-Sham as a result of the activity of surface winds.

And the period 21-22/6/2022, a marine air mass with moderate temperature, brought a mild summer atmosphere during the day, and tended to be cold and moist at night, with the spread of quantities of clouds and showers of rain on the coasts of the Levant.

 

During the period 25-26/6/2022, a state of atmospheric instability was formed, characterized by force, on the coasts of Syria and Lebanon, sporadicly extending towards the interior regions, accompanied by heavy rains, hail showers, and the occurrence of severe thunderstorms along the coastal strip extending from northern Syria to Lebanon, which caused the formation of torrential torrents in the roads, the breaking of a large number of trees, and the occurrence of material damage and lives as a result of the strong winds and torrential torrents.

The Arabian Gulf

 

A very hot air mass, some of which reached the name of a heat wave, was accompanied by a rise in temperatures to record levels exceeding 50 degrees Celsius in Kuwait during the day in the interior regions, during which the highest temperature on earth was recorded at 53 degrees Celsius in Jahra.

Activity on the Al-Bawareh winds and dense and multiple dust waves that hit several parts of the Arab Gulf countries

 

A period of 6/26/2022 arose in a state of air instability over Iraq, accompanied by the formation of thunderclouds in northern Iraq, extending to the western regions, accompanied by showers of varying intensity of rain, and many dust waves were formed that were more concentrated in the northern regions.

Seasonal thunderstorms fell at intervals on the Hajar Mountains in the Sultanate of Oman and the highlands of southwestern Saudi Arabia, extending towards the south of the Emirates at times.

The Arab Maghreb

Very hot weather most of the periods, and temperatures touched 50 degrees Celsius in some areas, coinciding with the emergence of unstable weather conditions in the Kingdom of Morocco, accompanied by thunderstorms around the middle of the month.

 

July (7) 2022

 

Levant and Egypt

Normal summer weather in most periods of the month turned hot in the last days of it

The Arabian Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula

The humid monsoon winds caused multiple rain waves over large areas of the Arabian Peninsula, the most severe of which was the period 27-28 of the month, when the Arabian Peninsula was affected by unusually unstable weather conditions for such a time. Heavy rains fell in the eastern Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and parts of Saudi Arabia, which led to the formation of torrential rains. The water level rose, and Fujairah, in the east of the Emirates, recorded the highest amount of rainfall, with 234 mm in less than 48 hours.

The intensification of the India seasonal depression in Kuwait, Iraq and northern Saudi Arabia, and heat waves that led to the weather becoming very hot, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius in some areas.

The Arab Maghreb

Stable and hot weather most of the time.

 

August (8) 2022

Levant and Egypt

Hot summer weather, and the country was exposed to two heat waves, accompanied by temperatures that reached 41 degrees Celsius in the capital, Amman, and a limited state of air instability arose in the desert of southern and eastern Jordan in the first week of the month.

Arabia and Iraq

Extremely hot and blazing weather in most areas, with temperatures exceeding 50 degrees Celsius in the interior of Kuwait, amid continuing monsoon rains in parts of the highlands of western Saudi Arabia, the Hajar Mountains and eastern Emirates

Dust at intervals over Iraq, Kuwait and parts of Saudi Arabia

 

September (9) 2022:

 

Levant and Egypt:

Relatively hot weather in most periods, with the exception of periods of the month, during which the country was exposed to air masses of moderate temperature, and pleasant to moderate weather prevailed during the day and tended to be cold at night.

 

Arabia and Iraq:

 

An air rise in the upper layers of the atmosphere, and hot to very hot weather predominated in most periods of the month, and the temperature touched 50 degrees Celsius in southern Iraq on some days

A state of atmospheric instability and heavy rain, sometimes accompanied by thunderstorms, in parts of northern Iraq 21/22, and an air mass with temperatures below average and a significant decrease in temperatures 23/24 of the month over Iraq and northern Saudi Arabia

 

Monsoon rains continued at intervals over parts of the Hajar Mountains, eastern Emirates, and the highlands of western Saudi Arabia, reaching parts of Makkah that were more intense on the 20th of the month.

A dust wave from southern Iraq to parts of Kuwait, all the way to northern, central and southwestern Saudi Arabia, including Riyadh, and led to a decrease in the horizontal visibility to less than 1000 meters.

 

Arab Maghreb:

Unstable weather conditions concentrated in Algeria and Tunisia, extending towards Libya, accompanied by thunderstorms, especially in the period between 21/24 of the month.

 

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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