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Saudi Arabia Prepares for Heavy Rainfall and Strong Winds, Issues Safety Warnings

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As Saudi Arabia braces itself for a period of significant rainfall, the General Directorate and Meteorological Authority have issued warnings and safety instructions for citizens and residents across the kingdom.

Anticipated to begin on Saturday and persist until Tuesday, the impending weather conditions are expected to bring medium to heavy rain accompanied by torrential downpours, hail, and high-speed winds.

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The regions most likely to bear the brunt of this weather onslaught include Mecca and its surrounding areas, such as Taif, Maysan, Adham, Ranyah, and Al Muwayh.

These areas are expected to experience the most severe weather conditions. Additionally, Riyadh, along with Wadi Al Dawasir and Al Sulayil, is forecasted to see medium rainfall, while lighter rains are expected in the northern and eastern borders of the kingdom.

The Meteorological Authority has highlighted the potential for high-speed winds that could raise dust across affected regions, further complicating conditions.

In response, the General Directorate of Civil Defence has urged the public to prioritize safety, advising them to stay in safe places, avoid valleys and waterlogged areas, and adhere to all safety directives disseminated via media and social platforms.

Maritime conditions are also expected to be affected, with the Red Sea facing northwesterly to northerly surface winds and wave heights ranging from one to one and a half meters and up to two meters in the central and southern parts.

Meanwhile, the Gulf region will experience southeasterly to southwesterly winds, turning north to northeasterly in the evening, with speeds reaching up to 100 km/h.

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Regions like Jizan, Najran, Asir, and Al Baha are also set to be impacted by medium to heavy rainfall, with Jizan and Asir specifically noted for torrential rains and strong winds. Lesser affected areas include Hail, Qassim, and other parts with medium-intensity rains.

The impending weather conditions necessitate proactive measures from both authorities and individuals to ensure safety and minimize potential damages.

Citizens and residents are advised to stay informed through official channels and take necessary precautions to safeguard themselves and their property.

As the kingdom prepares to weather this storm, cooperation and vigilance are paramount in mitigating the impact of the forecasted rainfall and winds.

Authorities remain vigilant and ready to respond to any emergencies that may arise during this period, emphasizing the importance of preparedness and resilience in the face of nature’s forces.

 

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

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