Saudi Civil Defense Warns Residents of Thunderstorms

  • Publish date: Friday، 24 March 2023
Saudi Civil Defense Warns Residents of Thunderstorms

The General Directorate of Saudi Civil Defense has requested residents to take safety measures for thunderstorms and sandstorms, which are forecasted to hit some regions in the Kingdom from Friday to Monday. 

The organization was giving these directives because of the National Center of Meteorology's weather forecast. The Centre has said that Makkah will experience moderate to heavy rains, which could become torrential flows. The rain is expected to affect Taif, Maysan, Adham, Al-Khurmah, Al-Ardiyat, Turbah, Rania, Al-Muwayh, Qia, Khulais, Al-Kamil, Al-Jumum, Bahra, Al-Lith, and Al-Qunfudhah regions. 

This weather is also expected to affect Riyadh and other regions including As-Sulayyil, Al-Kharj, Wadi Al-Dawasir, Afif, Al-Duwadmi, Shaqra, Al-Zulfi, Al-Quwa’iyah, Al-Ghat, Hotat Bani Tamim, Al-Aflaj, Thadiq, Ramah, Al-Majma’ah, Al-Muzahimiyah, Al-Diriyah, Dhurma, and Huraymila and Al-Dalam.

The areas of Asir, Al-Baha, Jazan, Najran, Madinah, Hail, Tabuk, Al-Jawf, the northern borders, Al-Qasim and the eastern borders are also likely to be affected by the heavy rains and torrents. 

Moderate winds and rains turning into sandstorms are expected to hit Makkah, Jeddah, and Rabigh.

Authorities have emphasized that residents should stay away from areas where torrents gather and they must completely avoid swimming in dangerous places. They have also been advised to diligently follow instructions conveyed through the media. 

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