Meteorology office expects rain, thunderstorms across Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection expects rain and thunderstorms to hit several regions across the Kingdom. (SPA)
Updated 22 October 2018
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Meteorology office expects rain, thunderstorms across Saudi Arabia

  • Residents of these areas are warned to avoid getting themselves into valleys and rainwater ponds

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection expects rain and thunderstorms to hit several regions across the Kingdom during the next few days.
The authority has issued a statement on Sunday warning in advance of moderate to heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and dust storms, which may lead to torrential flows.
It said several areas will be affected. In Makkah, the cities of Taif, Mysan, Beni Saad, and several areas in the region the weather will remain as such until 10 p.m. local time.
It also forecasted that rainy thunderstorms will hit Al Baha region accompanied with dusty winds. This will include Al-Baha region and nearby areas such as the cities of Biljurashi and Al-Mekhwa. The rainy weather will continue until 9pm local time.
Moderate to heavy rain thunderstorms are also expected over Asir region until 10 p.m. local time. The warning included cities in the region, such as Abha.
The authority urged residents of these areas to avoid getting themselves into valleys and rainwater ponds.


Houthis agree to stop firing missiles at Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 November 2018
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Houthis agree to stop firing missiles at Saudi Arabia

  • The Iran-backed rebels ordered the cessation of rocket and drone attacks
  • It cessation was done at the request of UN special envoy Martin Griffiths

SANAA, Yemen: A senior leader of the Houthi militia says the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts.
The Houthi leader, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, says the Iran-backed rebels ordered the cessation of rocket and drone attacks on the Saudis and forces loyal to coalition member the United Arab Emirates at the request of UN special envoy Martin Griffiths.
The statement was carried by militia-controlled media early on Monday.
Griffiths announced on Friday that both sides had agreed to attend talks in Sweden “soon” aimed at ending the three-year war. The announcement followed an informal de-escalation last week around the key port city of Hodeidah.