Saudi Arabia to experience torrential rain and thunder: meteorology center


Saudi Arabia is expected to be hit with torrential rains and thunderstorms forecast in parts of the country, the Kingdom’s National Meteorological Center (NCM) said on Tuesday.

The report said torrential thunderstorms and strong winds are expected to fall on parts of Najran, Jazan, Asir and Baha regions, as well as parts of Makkah and spread to coastal regions including Jeddah, al-Laith and Qunfudah.

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NCM said thunderstorms and strong dusty winds are also expected in southern parts of Riyadh and eastern regions.

Parts of Riyadh and eastern regions will also “witness extreme temperatures”, he said.

Falls were also seen across the GCC.

In the United Arab Emirates, the National Meteorological Center issued an alert on Tuesday for the prospect of dust storms over the next 24 hours.

He said wind speeds could reach 60 mph, helping to kick up dust, which will affect visibility.

Rains were also recorded in Al Ain on Tuesday morning and overnight in Fujairah.

NCM has warned the public to stay away from the sea in difficult conditions.

Meanwhile, on Monday, heavy rain fell in Sharjah, while thunder and rain are forecast for the United Arab Emirates and Oman in the coming days due to a weather front from Pakistan and northern India.

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