Saturday, 18 February 2017

112 My Sunday Photo 2017 W is for weather.



The two photos were taken 24 hours apart. Top photo Saturday, bottom photo Friday.

It's always a worry when the Burj Khalifa isn't visible, we call it Armageddon day. Most of the past week has been, cloudy, windy, rainy or sandy. But Friday all 4 occurred at the same time, with visibility dropping, localised flooding and the house filling up with sand, covering every, single, surface.

We were woken at 4am Saturday morning with a terrific crash and flash of light, thinking an aeroplane had crashed, but no, it was thunder and lightening, a rare occurrence for Dubai.

There was snow up in Jebel Jais last week, a 2 hour drive from Dubai and the highest point of the UAE.at 1,943 meters, just over double the height of the World's tallest tower.

Despite the poor weather, it's a pleasure to have it. But it's still been very warm around the mid 20c and very muggy.

Summer isn't far away, thankfully I'll dodge the worse of the heat this year as I'm in the UK from mid June till mid October.


21 comments:

  1. Dubai has always struck me as a place of extremes and that goes for the weather as well. I recall seeing sand storms elsewhere but to block out the Burj Khalifa must be quite something.

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    1. i do tend to worry when one can't see the world's tallest building from our front door step

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  2. Dubai is my happy retreat from Saudi, but you are right about the awful sand and poor air quality--I was disappointed to visit the Burj only to find the views quite poor from the top. We have much the same in Saudi and 5 days of rain left us flooded, streets closed, errands unable to be run and lot's of mess. There is no drainage infrastructure here.

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    1. there's no drainage infrastructure in Dubai either, but we only have 2-3 days of heavy rain, this is the first sand storm we've had in ages. i suppose we're lucky with the views from the Burj as we can pick a date depending on the weather, however not so good for visitors popping through. I hope the weather in Saudi clears up soon

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  3. Wow, what a difference! Sand all over the house sounds like a lot of hard work!

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    1. it's a real pain in the arse the sand storms

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  4. I can't believe the difference in weather and to hide a building like that it must have been bad x

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    1. it's been on and off this this for a few weeks now, most unusual

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  5. My friend in Abu Dhabi was telling me about the weird weather and how it has felt so cold some days. Hope it gets better. So weird you can't even see Burj al khalifa some days!

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    1. it's still been quite warm, but every now and then the temp dips and it's really chilly

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    2. The difference between the photos is quite amazing Suzanne. What amazing weather.

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  6. Wow! What a difference in photos! That is some extreme weather!

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    1. it's clearer today but we've another few days of this mad weather

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  7. Amazing, it doesn't look like the same place!

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    1. I know it was hard to get a reference point

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  8. Wow that must feel so eerie

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. it is weird not being able to see things that you're so used to seeing from everywhere

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  9. Wow! That's so hard to believe #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Dubai does keep taking me by surprise

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  10. I've only been in a sand storm once in Lanzarote and it just got everywhere. It made my hair stiff and everything orange! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. oh i'm still washing it out of my ears, it's a pain

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