Saudi Arabia will experience severe thunderstorms and torrential rains: meteorology center

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A month after sandstorms engulfed large swaths of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom is bracing for another change in weather with four days of thunderstorms and torrential rain forecast across the country.

The Kingdom’s National Meteorological Center (NCM) said on Wednesday that the country will experience medium to severe thunderstorms from Thursday to next Sunday, with the regions of Jazan, Asir, al-Baha and Makkah most likely affected, according to the Saudi official. . News agency (SPA).

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“Active winds will continue on the coasts of [Mecca], [Medina]al-Jawf, Hail and the eastern region extending to Riyadh,” SPA tweeted.

Mecca also recorded the highest temperature on Wednesday at 45C.

Last month, people across the Kingdom saw a thick gray haze descend on parts of the country following a massive sandstorm.

Parts of Saudi Arabia typically experience sandstorms between March and May, with varying intensity, a phenomenon fueled by land degradation, intense droughts and low rainfall linked to climate change.

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