Schools closed in Jeddah on Sunday as adverse weather conditions affect several western Saudi regions

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Adverse weather conditions are forecasted for several regions in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Adverse weather conditions are forecasted for several regions in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Adverse weather conditions are forecasted for several regions in Jeddah. (SPA)
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Adverse weather conditions are forecasted for the regions of Najran and Al-Baha on Saturday. (AFP)
Updated 03 November 2018
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Schools closed in Jeddah on Sunday as adverse weather conditions affect several western Saudi regions

  • Severe weather conditions were forecasted for the regions of Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah, Najran, Al-Baha, and Al-Qassim, on Saturday and throughout Sunday
  • There is risk of flooding in some provinces in western Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Schools will be closed in Jeddah, Rabigh and Khulais on Sunday due to the adverse weather conditions, announced the Director General of Education in Jeddah.
Abdullah bin Ahmed Al-Thaqafi said the decision was taken by the Ministry of Education’s central committee, based on weather reports and in consultation with the concerned authorities, to suspend schools for that day.
Severe weather conditions were forecasted for the regions of Jeddah, Makkah, Madinah, Najran, Al-Baha, and Al-Qassim, on Saturday and throughout Sunday, with risk of flooding in some provinces.

Adverse weather conditions are forecasted for the regions of Najran, Al-Baha, and Makkah on Saturday. 

Moderate to heavy thunder and dust storms are expected to affect the Makkah region, including the areas of Rabigh, Jeddah, Thuwal, Dhahban, and Asfan between 5p.m. on Saturday and 1a.m. on Sunday.
Thunder and dust storms were expected to affect the Najran region between 1p.m. and 8p.m on Saturday.
Moderate to heavy thunder and dust storms were also forecasted in Al-Baha region between 12p.m. and 11p.m on Saturday.
The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned the public to take necessary precautions during these times.
Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport advised passengers to contact the airlines they are due to travel with for updates as a result of the adverse weather conditions in various areas of Saudi Arabia.


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.