Living in Saudi Arabia means you’ll have summer most of the year and a cool winter for maybe 3-4 months. 🙂 If other countries have rain, snow, or tornadoes, we have…sand in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Lots of sand. 😅
You can watch how sandstorm actually looks like from afar as it covers a place. creepy. Video: Impressive sandstorm sweeps through Saudi Arabia.
So here are the things that happen during a sandstorm:
1. No school.
Yey!!! Every child’s prayer. So, yeah. Classes are suspended until further notice. 🙂
2. Zero visibility
If you are driving, you might not even see the car in front of you. Dangerous.
3. A house full of sand
Well, not really, but sand can be very fine that even though windows are closed, the sand creeps in and you wake up with kitchen counters, floors, bath tubs, covered in thin layer of sand.
4. Asthma attacks
This is not a good day for people with dust allergy or asthma. Some people have breathing difficulties and others get cough for days ( I did).
5. Dirty cars
It’s like snow covering your car, but this one decides they want to have a part inside the car. haha
6. Car wash business on the go
Because most of the cars got dirty, the car washers are busy making money. =)
7. Natural filter for your photos
Everything is in sepia mode. You know there’s a heavy sandstorm happening outside when everything looks orange. 🙂
Have you ever experienced a sandstorm? What do you think are the other things that happen during a sandstorm? Share them below. =)
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