The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) has issued a weather advisory, forecasting the likelihood of moderate and torrential thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in several regions across Saudi Arabia. This weather event is expected to persist throughout the day and warrants caution for residents and travelers in affected areas.
The regions where these weather conditions are anticipated include Jazan, Asir, Baha, Makkah, Madinah, Tabuk, Eastern, Hail, Riyadh, and Qassim. In addition, the NCM has also extended the forecast for thundershowers accompanied by active winds to specific parts of the Northern Borders and Jawf regions.
Widespread changes in wind patterns are expected, with the Red Sea region experiencing northwesterly to westerly winds in its northern and central areas, registering a speed ranging between 15 to 40 km/h. The southern part of the Red Sea is expected to witness southwesterly to southeasterly winds, which may reach speeds of 15 to 45 km/h. Thunderstorms may also be observed in these coastal areas.
The Arabian Gulf is not exempt from these atmospheric shifts, with northwesterly to westerly winds anticipated to blow at speeds of 15 to 35 km/h.
Given the unpredictable nature of thundershowers and their potential to cause localized flooding and other weather-related hazards, residents and travelers are strongly advised to exercise caution when commuting and to stay informed about any further updates or warnings issued by the NCM.
As always, the safety of individuals and property should be a top priority during adverse weather conditions, and it is advisable to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and follow any guidance provided by local authorities.