Riyadh, the 5 million strong capital of Saudi Arabia, generally doesn't receive much rainfall over the year. One source says that, on average, just 0.2 inches of rain fall in November.

It's perhaps because of this that the city has been unable to handle around two hours of heavy rain today. Residents are in shock, with many Internet users are posting pictures of flooded streets.

Here's one video:

Here are some images that appear to show the flooding:

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— ???? ???????? (@thumarm) November 16, 2013

#SaudiArabia #riyadh #RiyadhRain pic.twitter.com/3apqKyePcS

— Lebanese Philazouk (@RadwanSobh) November 16, 2013

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— Soul2Heven (@HurMsri) November 16, 2013

The reason it probably doesn't rain is #Riyadh . The people clearly not ready for it. #Accidents #SaudiArabia pic.twitter.com/jdlRuzTTWD

— NeMon|x (@irisgenx) November 16, 2013

Riyadh is now like the sea due to rain pic.twitter.com/KA7GjpZe78

— Bdoor Al-Qarni (@g_bdoor) November 16, 2013

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— Talal ™? (@iTalal8) November 16, 2013

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