weather in the East

Iran to close schools and offices due to dust storm

Schools, universities and offices will be closed in Tehran on Wednesday after another sandstorm blanketed parts of the Iranian capital and other cities, Fars news agency reported. Schools and government offices were also forced to close …

Kazakhstan issues storm warning

Kazakhstan issues storm warning

According to weather forecasts, on Wednesday, May 4, it will be raining in most parts of Kazakhstan. Heavy precipitating is expected in the south, southeast of the country. "Thunderstorms, wind intensification is expected on the …

Kazakhstan to be influenced by anticyclone

Kazakhstan to be influenced by anticyclone

On Sunday, February 20, almost the entire territory of Kazakhstan will be under the influence of the anticyclone. In this regard, the weather will remain without precipitation in the republic. Only in the west, under the influence of the …

 Istanbul Airport to remain closed today due to heavy snow

Istanbul Airport to remain closed today due to heavy snow

National flag carrier Turkish Airlines extended the suspension of its flights to and from Istanbul Airport until midnight Wednesday due to heavy snowfall, while winter weather snarled transport across the city. Istanbul Aiport, …

Istanbul Airport extends closure due to heavy snowfall

Istanbul Airport extends closure due to heavy snowfall

Istanbul Airport has halted all flights Tuesday until 1 p.m. local time (1000GMT) due to heavy snowfall in the city, according to Anadolu Agency. “Due to continuing bad weather conditions, there will be no aircraft landing and …

Bosphorus closed to ships due to weather

Bosphorus closed to ships due to weather

In Turkey, the Bosporus Strait was closed to traffic in both directions due to adverse weather conditions. This is stated in a message posted by the Istanbul Governor's Office on Twitter. As noted, traffic along the strait …

Stormy weather prompts Egypt to close some classes, ports

Stormy weather prompts Egypt to close some classes, ports

Stormy weather has prompted Egyptian authorities to suspend classes Monday in the capital of Cairo and a handful of other provinces as a precautionary measure. Authorities also closed the ports in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria …

Two reported dead due to hurricane in Istanbul

Two reported dead due to hurricane in Istanbul

The hurricane previously caused flight cancellations in the Turkish city, while the authorities have also closed ship traffic through the Bosphorus Strait. A roof collapsed in Istanbul on Monday, killing at least two people, according …

Almost all regions of Kazakhstan received a storm warning

Almost all regions of Kazakhstan received a storm warning

Kazakhstani meteorologists warned today of increased winds on Sunday 21 November over most of Kazakhstan. Almost all regions of the republic received storm warnings - the wind will reach 70-80 km / h. Snow is expected to fall in …

Bosphorus strait closed to transit vessels due to fog

Bosphorus strait closed to transit vessels due to fog

The Bosphorus Strait has been temporarily closed to transit vessels due to heavy fog, the Turkish broadcaster NTV reported on Tuesday. The fog that covered Istanbul overnight intensified in the morning, and it was decided to close the …

Heavy rains cause flooding in northeastern Turkey

Heavy rains cause flooding in northeastern Turkey

Torrential rains have caused severe flooding in the provinces of Rize and Artvin in northeastern Turkey, and the search and rescue operations are currently underway, the Turkey disaster and emergency management authority (AFAD) announced on …

Extreme heat to cover Kazakhstan

Extreme heat to cover Kazakhstan

The storm warning will be in effect tomorrow in a number of regions of Kazakhstan due to high temperatures,  Kazhydromet informs. The temperature is projected to be +35 and a thunderstorm is expected in the West Kazakhstan region …

Wind gusts to exceed 100 km / h in Kazakhstan on Sunday

Wind gusts to exceed 100 km / h in Kazakhstan on Sunday

According to Kazakh forecasters, on Sunday, windy weather with rain and snow, in places with ice and fog, will dominate the country. Wind gusts in some regions will exceed 100 km / h. The wind will be extremely strong on Sunday in the …

Parts of Saudi Arabia blanketed in snow

Parts of Saudi Arabia blanketed in snow

Parts of Saudi Arabia were blanketed by snow on Friday, especially in the northwestern regions such as the Dahr Mountains. Temperatures dropped below zero in some parts, with Saudi Arabia’s meteorology office urging residents …

Traffic in Ankara and Istanbul blocked by heavy snowfall

Traffic in Ankara and Istanbul blocked by heavy snowfall

Turkey's central and northwestern regions have been hit by heavy snowfall, bringing traffic in Ankara and Istanbul to a standstill yesterday. On Sunday, Istanbul faced a record snowfall, making the local authorities cancel lessons …

Christmas tree blown away in Aktau

Christmas tree blown away in Aktau

A strong wind dropped a Christmas tree installed in the main square of Aktau (the capital of the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan). The incident was reported by a local resident Azamat Sarsenbayev on his Facebook page. Wind gusts in the …

Explosions hit military base in Baghdad

Explosions hit military base in Baghdad

Two explosions hit a military base in Baghdad where Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and police forces are based, the Iraqi press office said. Iraq’s Security Media Cell said in a statement that two different …

26 killed in new lightning strikes in India

26 killed in new lightning strikes in India

Twenty-six people were killed after being struck by lightning across India's Bihar yesterday, officials said. They added that more than 100 people have died due to lightning strikes in the state in the last week, Hindustan …