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Red Alert: Jeddah schools suspend classes due to rain and hail

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Yesterday, the Education Department in Jeddah announced the suspension of classes in schools across the governorates of Jeddah, Rabigh, and Khulais in the Makkah region.

This decision comes in light of the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) issuing a red alert and forecasting the imminent arrival of torrential rain and hail in these areas, commencing from midnight on Tuesday.

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The weather warning, raised to red alert status by the NCM, covers a span from 12:00 am tonight until 1:00 pm on Wednesday.

The affected governorates include Rabigh, Khulais, Al-Kamil, Al-Jamoum, and Bahra. Residents and authorities are gearing up for the onslaught of adverse weather conditions, which are predicted to include heavy rains, high-speed winds, reduced visibility, hailstorms, torrential flows, and thunderclaps.

The precautionary measures extend beyond the suspension of classes, with the postponement of scheduled exams.

Recognizing the potential risks posed by the anticipated weather, the Education Department has also suspended the attendance of both male and female employees of schools and education offices in the affected governorates.

The decision to reschedule Wednesday’s exams to coincide with those scheduled for Thursday reflects a commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of students and staff.

By aligning exam dates, the Education Department aims to mitigate the disruptions caused by the extreme weather conditions and provide students with a fair opportunity to showcase their academic abilities.

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The NCM’s statement underscores the severity of the expected weather fluctuations, cautioning that these conditions are anticipated to persist across most regions of Saudi Arabia until Thursday.

The forecast serves as a timely reminder for residents to exercise caution, adhere to safety guidelines, and stay informed about any updates or advisories issued by local authorities.

This weather event disrupts educational institutions’ routines and raises awareness about the importance of preparedness in the face of natural calamities.

The collaborative efforts between meteorological agencies and educational institutions demonstrate a commitment to prioritizing the community’s safety.

As residents brace themselves for the impending weather challenges, the situation highlights the significance of a comprehensive and responsive approach from both governmental and civic bodies.

The coming days will undoubtedly test the resilience and adaptability of the affected communities as they navigate the impact of the forecasted weather conditions.

In conclusion, the suspension of classes and exams in Jeddah, Rabigh, and Khulais underscores the proactive measures taken by the Education Department in response to the red alert issued by the NCM.

As the region prepares for challenging weather conditions, the community remains vigilant, emphasizing the importance of collective responsibility in times of adversity.

 

This article was created using automation technology and was thoroughly edited and fact-checked by one of our editorial staff members

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