Hey guys, today I went from Riyadh to Jeddah on a B777. The weather was ok as you can see here.
10 minutes after I have boarded Cumulus clouds with a sandstorm surrounds the Capital Riyadh from ground level to FL200 stopped flights for Riyadh airport for a duration of half an hour a little bit ago. (This was today at 1400Z) (Source @aviationwg on twitter)
This is how the weather was after we pushedback
And this is how it looks above all of the cumulus clouds and the sandstorm
It was a bumpy climb.
(Video credit: @aviationwg on twitter)