A sirocco blankets a Jerusalem area, and people vital in a West Bank and Jordan walk by snow. Jillian Kitchener reports.
WHEN we consider Cairo we consider feverishness and sand.
But something surprising happened there overnight – it snowed!
According to internal reports it’s a initial time sleet has depressed in a Egyptian collateral in 112 years.
Incredible cinema uncover a routinely breathless city coated in white.
Egyptians took to Twitter to post their awe in difference and pictures.
mdash; Egypt Independent (@EgyIndependent) December 13, 2013
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned on Wednesday a surprising continue will expostulate down temperatures to between 5 and 15 Celsius.
Snow was reported on Mt. Sinai and Saint Catherine’s nunnery during a bottom of a mountain.
A absolute winter charge is inspiring tools of a Middle East.
Sections of Israel saw complicated sleet adult to about a metre.
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told The Times of Israel, “We’re confronting a singular charge a likes of that we’ve never seen.”
mdash; Jayson Prentice (@SeverePlains) December 13, 2013
The internal meteorological group pronounced it was a misfortune sirocco seen given during slightest 1953.
The Holy City was sealed to trade and a nation’s troops was called out to rescue some 1500 people stranded in vehicles.
Highways and roads to Tel Aviv, a Golan Heights and other locales were reportedly closed.
Ben-Gurion International Airport was forced to tighten for a duration due to a sleet and singular visibilities.
Other countries including Turkey and Syria also gifted widespread snow.