Riyadh, the 5 million strong capital of Saudi Arabia, generally doesn’t receive much rainfall over the year. One source says that, on average, just 0.2 inches of rain fall in November.
It’s perhaps because of this that the city has been unable to handle around two hours of heavy rain today. Residents are in shock, with many Internet users are posting pictures of flooded streets.
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The capital experienced heavy downpours Saturday night, with rains flooding roads knee-deep and causing traffic congestion. A heavy blanket of cloud enveloped the city skyline the entire rain before the downpours began.
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