Rainy weather expected in many parts of Saudi Arabia starting Thursday

Heavy rainfall, as seen in Mahayel, Asir, starting Thursday evening and lasting until Monday, is forecast for much of the country. (Spa)
Updated 16 May 2018
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Rainy weather expected in many parts of Saudi Arabia starting Thursday

  • Thundershowers from medium to heavy are expected on the heights in Jazan, Asir, and Al-Baha, to extend to the heights of Makkah, and its eastern parts, as well as Riyadh and Qasim.
  • Prior to rains, surface winds are expected to stir dust and sand, limiting horizontal visibility.

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environment Protection predicts the weather to be rainy starting Thursday evening and is expected to last until Monday.

Thundershowers from medium to heavy are expected on the heights in Jazan, Asir, and Al-Baha, to extend to the heights of Makkah, and its eastern parts, as well as Riyadh and Qasim.

Prior to rains, surface winds are expected to stir dust and sand, limiting horizontal visibility.

Medium thunderstorms are also expected in Hail and the heights in Madinah and Tabuk, as well as the northern areas of the Eastern Region.


Saudi border guards foil plot to smuggle 1,117kgs of hashish, arrest 30

Updated 21 May 2018
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Saudi border guards foil plot to smuggle 1,117kgs of hashish, arrest 30

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards thwarted several attempts to smuggle 1,117 kilograms of hashish through land and sea borders during the period from May 7th until May 19th.
Border patrols arrested 30 suspects from different nationalities, after they were spotted crossing the Kingdom's southern borders.
According to the border guards' spokesman, Col. Saher Al-Harbi, those involved, including 13 Ethiopians, 6 Somalis, and 11 Yemenis, have been referred to the relevant authorities for processing, along with the narcotics that were seized in their possession.
Al-Harbi stressed that the border guards will continue to be vigilant in stopping all attempts to smuggle contraband into the country.