Light hailstorms are not uncommon, but tornadoes are unknown in the state.
Thunderstorms, averaging nearly one hundred in the year, and violent hailstorms, occur in summer, being most severe in the interior.
Destructive hailstorms, again, though rare, are not unknown in Egypt, while the locusts are definitely stated to have been brought by a strong east wind.
Violent hailstorms, which do great damage, sometimes follow periods of drought.
Snow is seen once or twice in a generation; violent hailstorms occur.