Claim- It never rains in Al-Hutaib, a village in Yemen.
Fact- The claim is false. According to many weather websites, it does rain in Al-Hutaib, Yemen.
The claim ‘Al-Hutaib is a village where it never rains’ has been circulating on almost every social media platform, including many websites, news channels, and dailies from various territories, particularly in India.
Newschecker-Bangladesh has verified this claim and found this to be false.
With the help of Google reverse image & keyword searches, Newshecker-Bangladesh found the village’s location was in Yemen. But through our further investigation, we found the other claim to be false.
Does it rain at Al-Hutaib?
While verifying, we ran through as many reliable weather websites as possible. There we found a lot of data and information regarding the fact. According to weatheratlas.com, Al-Hutayb receives an average rainfall each year. Here are a few illustrations of the data you can see below:
The graphs illustrate that al-hutayb receives an average rainfall every year, where August is the wettest month with 111 mm of rainfall, and October and December are the driest months with a rainfall of 5mm.
You can see the weather forecast for al-hutayb in AccuWeather, too, here.
This viral video was shared on social media as a village from Arunachal Pradesh in India, later fact-checked by another firm, Factly. They refuted the claim and labelled it as a piece of fake news. You can see it here.
Therefore the viral post claiming it never rains in Al-Hutaib is false.
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