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Arab Saudi Dilanda Badai Pasir, Gedung Tinggi Nyaris Tak Terlihat

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Rabu, 18 Mei 2022 21:08 WIB

Arab Saudi - Badai pasir melanda ibu kota Arab Saudi, Riyadh, dan sejumlah wilayah lain di kerajaan itu. Akibatnya, jarak pandang terhambat dan menggangu lalu lintas.

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on May 17, 2022 shows a view of the monorail station and skyline of the King Abdullah Financial District in the Aqeeq area of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh during a heavy dust storm. - A sandstorm engulfed Saudi Arabia's capital and other regions of the desert kingdom on May 17, hampering visibility and slowing road traffic. The thick grey haze made iconic Riyadh buildings such as Kingdom Centre nearly impossible to see from more than a few hundred metres (yards) away, though there were no announced flight delays or cancellations. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Badai pasir yang melanda Riyadh, Selasa, (17/5/2022) menghambat jarak pandang dan memperlambat lalu lintas. Kabut pasir pekat membuat gedung-gedung ikonik di Riyadh termasuk Pusat Kerajaan hampir mustahil dilihat dari jarak lebih dari beberapa ratus meter.

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on May 17, 2022 shows a view of the monorail station and skyline of the King Abdullah Financial District in the Aqeeq area of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh during a heavy dust storm. - A sandstorm engulfed Saudi Arabia's capital and other regions of the desert kingdom on May 17, hampering visibility and slowing road traffic. The thick grey haze made iconic Riyadh buildings such as Kingdom Centre nearly impossible to see from more than a few hundred metres (yards) away, though there were no announced flight delays or cancellations. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Meski cuaca buruk, pihak berwenang tidak menerapkan pembatalan atau penundaan penerbangan.

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on May 17, 2022 shows a view of the monorail station and skyline of the King Abdullah Financial District in the Aqeeq area of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh during a heavy dust storm. - A sandstorm engulfed Saudi Arabia's capital and other regions of the desert kingdom on May 17, hampering visibility and slowing road traffic. The thick grey haze made iconic Riyadh buildings such as Kingdom Centre nearly impossible to see from more than a few hundred metres (yards) away, though there were no announced flight delays or cancellations. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Kondisi kabut debu juga diperkirakan akan menerjang wilayah di barat Saudi, termasuk Mekah dan Madinah. Hal ini dapat menghambat para jemaah yang tengah melaksanakan ibadah umrah.

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on May 17, 2022 shows a view of the monorail station and skyline of the King Abdullah Financial District in the Aqeeq area of Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh during a heavy dust storm. - A sandstorm engulfed Saudi Arabia's capital and other regions of the desert kingdom on May 17, hampering visibility and slowing road traffic. The thick grey haze made iconic Riyadh buildings such as Kingdom Centre nearly impossible to see from more than a few hundred metres (yards) away, though there were no announced flight delays or cancellations. (Photo by Fayez Nureldine / AFP) (Photo by FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP via Getty Images)

Sebagian wilayah Arab Saudi biasanya mengalami badai pasir antara bulan Maret dan Mei, dengan intensitas yang bervariasi. Frekuensi badai telah meningkat dalam beberapa bulan terakhir di wilayah tersebut. Tetangga Saudi, Irak, telah mengalami delapan badai pasir sejak pertengahan April, sebuah fenomena yang dipicu oleh degradasi tanah, kekeringan hebat, dan curah hujan rendah terkait dengan perubahan iklim.

Arab Saudi Dilanda Badai Pasir, Gedung Tinggi Nyaris Tak Terlihat
Arab Saudi Dilanda Badai Pasir, Gedung Tinggi Nyaris Tak Terlihat
Arab Saudi Dilanda Badai Pasir, Gedung Tinggi Nyaris Tak Terlihat
Arab Saudi Dilanda Badai Pasir, Gedung Tinggi Nyaris Tak Terlihat