weather in the East

Jerusalem sees first snow in four years

A winter storm hit Israel yesterday, bringing snow to Jerusalem and the Golan Heights and significant amounts of rain and wind in other parts of the country.  Stormy weather set in yesterday afternoon with the initial rain and hail …

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Northern Israel sees record snowfall

Heavy snow fell overnight in the Hermon and northern Golan Heights regions in Israel. Nearly a meter of snow has accumulated on Mt. Hermon and the water levels in the Sea of Galilee have risen by at least 19.5 cm over two days, according to …

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Istanbul cancels sea voyages due to heavy snowfall

Sea voyages have been canceled due to strong winds and snowfall in Istanbul, according to the Organization for the Management of Maritime Transport of Turkey. Sea voyages have been also canceled in Bursa province, Trend reported. …

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 Flights delayed in Istanbul due to bad weather

Istanbul and the region of Thrace in Turkey’s northwest were hit by heavy snowfall and strong wind which caused flight delays. Turkish Airlines cancelled its January 4 Salonika and Kosice international flights as well as many of …

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Sea voyages cancelled in Istanbul and Bursa

Sea voyages have been canceled in Istanbul due to strong winds and heavy rain, the Organization for the Management of Maritime Transport of Turkey reported, adding that sea voyages have been also canceled in Bursa province. Unstable …

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Istanbul hit by heavy storm

A heavy storm led to the flooding of a number of offices in Istanbul's Beylikduzu district. In addition, a canal was flooded in the city's Arnavutkoy district, as a result of which, six people were evacuated. According …

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Heavy rains kill 35 people in Saudi Arabia

Thirty five people have died in Saudi Arabia over the past few days as a result of heavy rains and subsequent floods, the Saudi Gazette reported. In the meantime, rescue services have evacuated nearly 4000 people from flood-stricken …

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Floods in Iran kill at least 4 people

At least 4 people have been killed due to floods ravaging Iran’s northern province of Mazandaran since late Friday, the region’s medical emergency center said, Sputnik reported citing Tasnim. Three people drowned, while …

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Building in Istanbul collapses due to heavy rains

Torrential rains in Istanbul triggered a landslide on a construction site in the Sütlüce neighborhood today, stripping away an apartment building’s foundation and causing it to collapse. Local officials dispatched …

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Storm injures almost 20 people in Tehran

A strong storm hit Tehran Monday night, injuring 18 people and breaking branches of trees and electricity cables in the capital city, Tehran Emergency Services reported. According to the report, strong winds blowing at a speed of 83 …

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Salt storm sweeps Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

A western part of Uzbekistan was hit by a salt storm going from the Aral sea. The dust covered the whole city of Nukus. It became difficult to breath and citizens use masks, the RFE/RL reported. Locals are complaining …

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Istanbul has problems with landing aircraft

The Istanbul Ataturk International Airport is experiencing some problems with landing of aircraft, Turkish media reported. The media reports that there are currently delays in the landing of aircraft due to the storm clouds over …

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Sea voyages cancelled in Istanbul due to fog

Sea voyages have been cancelled in Istanbul due to the dense fog, the Turkish organization for the management of maritime transport said. In connection with this, the Marmaray Tunnel functions in an enhanced mode. …

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Dardanelles strait closed by fog

The Dardanelles strait in Turkey is closed for vessel traffic due to fog, the country's media reported. Visibility in the strait decreased to 30 meters, according to the reports. The date of opening of the strait for …

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Frosts, strong winds predicted in Kazakhstan on Sunday

The anticyclone will cause no precipitation across Kazakhstan. In some regions of the country, strong winds, patchy fog, and low-drifting snow are expected, Kazinform reported citing KazHydroMet Weather Service. According to the …

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 Three Turkish buses turn over due to ice-covered ground

Heavy snowfall and icy roads in Turkey caused major accidents, involving buses, the media reported. A bus carrying passengers turned over and fell in Turkey's Konya province today, leaving 38 injured, including seven in serious …

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Snowy, wintry weather forecast for Sunday in Kazakhstan

Meteorologists predict that chances of precipitation will be high across Kazakhstan on Sunday, January 14. According to Kazhydromet, heavy snowfall, fog, black ice, blizzard and strong wind are expected in mountainous areas in southern and …

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