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Severe Weather Conditions Expected Across Various Regions of Saudi Arabia

Severe Weather Conditions Expected Across Various Regions of Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The National Center for Meteorology (NCM) has issued a weather alert, warning residents and travelers of severe weather conditions expected to impact several regions across the country. Strong winds carrying dust and sand are anticipated in the Eastern region and along the crucial route connecting Makkah to Jazan, posing significant risks to visibility.

Motorists are advised to exercise extreme caution as visibility is expected to drop to near-zero levels, increasing the likelihood of accidents. The Eastern region will also experience extremely hot weather conditions, exacerbating the discomfort and potential health risks for residents and travelers.

In addition to these conditions, thunderstorms accompanied by strong winds are forecasted to occur in parts of Jazan, Asser, and Al-Baha regions. These storms are expected to extend to the mountainous areas of the Makkah region, potentially leading to flash floods and further complicating travel and outdoor activities.

The Red Sea will witness variable surface winds, blowing from the southwest to northwest at speeds of 15-35 km/h in the central and northern areas, and from the north to northwest at speeds of 30-60 km/h in the southern part. Wave heights in the central and northern areas will range from 0.5 to 1.5 meters, while the southern areas could see waves reaching up to 3 meters. Mariners in the southern part of the Red Sea are advised to be prepared for rough sea conditions.

Over the Arabian Gulf, surface winds will vary from the northwest to northeast at speeds of 20-40 km/h in the north and 10-25 km/h in the south. Wave heights will be moderate in the northern parts, ranging from 1 to 2 meters, and lighter in the southern parts, ranging from 0.5 to 1 meter.

The NCM urges residents in affected areas to stay updated with the latest weather reports and to follow safety instructions issued by local authorities. Travelers should reconsider or delay trips to and through the impacted regions until conditions improve.

The public is reminded to take necessary precautions, especially in areas prone to flash floods and in regions where visibility will be significantly reduced due to dust and sandstorms. The combination of high temperatures and strong winds carrying dust can also lead to health issues, particularly for those with respiratory conditions.



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