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Collective prayers brought rain to Saudi Arabia

November 3 2008

The capital of Saudi Arabia Riyadh this afternoon struck the strongest tropical downpour. Some streets of the city, which has always been an acute shortage of water, turned into a river.

Rain - the desired effect in the central desert regions of the Arabian Peninsula. In some years, it has to beg from Allah in the collective prayers performed throughout the country, informs RIA Novosti news agency .

Beginning this fall-winter season was no exception. On the eve of heavy rainfall took place in Jeddah - the second largest city of the kingdom, located on the Red Sea.

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