1997 News Story

Unusual rainfall recorded

Minister of Agriculture and Water Dr. Abdul Aziz Ibn Muammar reports that the amount of rainfall in the Riyadh area from October 23 to November 15, 1997 constituted the highest recorded since 1964, and was even higher than that of 1955, registering 103 millimeters.  Other meteorological stations around the Kingdom registered between 17.5 mm and 261 mm over the same period.