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Thunder, lightning, hailstones and rain!

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Thunder, lightning, hailstones and rain!

Around 8pm local time there was a thunder storm here with heavy rain. We were able to see the West Bank clearly in the flashes of forked lightning.

Later, it broke out again with enormous hailstones that were surprisingly painful. The ground looked like it had been snowing.

Great excitement at the rain, I saw children dancing and trying to catch raindrops in their mouths!

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11. Re: Thunder, lightning, hailstones and rain!

Visited the Etap last night and had to climb over a wall and through the flowerbeds as the pull in was flooded. The Corniche in front of the temple was also flooded, with a car stalled in the deepest part.

The main road through Karnk had been several inches deep, but the sewer covers were lifted to get rid of the water and odd bits of furniture were stationed by the gaps to warn drivers of the hazard.

Our hotel foyer was still dripping last night, this morning's dry wind should help the drying out.

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12. Re: Thunder, lightning, hailstones and rain!

Here in Sharm we had the same, rain on and off all day, power was lost and we then went onto the hotel emergency generator with a lot of the lights off. Front of the hotel road had about 50mtrs long and a foot deep in water, a lot of the local shops here were also flooded. Hotel workers were constantly sweeping the water away from front of the hotel restaurant as it is a natural dip with no drainage.

Phil

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13. Re: Thunder, lightning, hailstones and rain!

It rarely rains in Upper Egypt but when it rains, it is very heavy rain and that is why the children were happy