Weather in Jeddah has been unique this week, but, truly, it's nothing to write home about. Despite that, I will.
Last Thursday (virtual Saturday), the skies were grey, and the sun wasn't shining - for the first time since I arrived at post. Then, there was a thunder clap! And a few drops of rain! I immediately grabbed my cats and took them on the balcony to feel rain. Which they didn't like. So I grabbed my camera and took a few photos. That worked better. See below. The rain lasted all of three minutes and only amounted to the few drops you can see. The thunder and lightning persisted a bit longer. All in all, exciting, but not nearly as exciting as a Metrodome collapse, snow in Cairo, or ferocious winds in Amman.
In other news, a few pictures of the cats and the tree... Only one broken ornament and several others knocked off. It's early days, though...
(Note: I only allowed tree climbing for the first minute, for photographic purposes. Since then, it's a quick squirt with the water gun.)