Saudi weather officials warn of heavy rain across several regions in the Kingdom

Jeddah Municipality have had to treat 123,000 cubic meters of surface water where rainwater has pooled in the past few days. (SPA)
Updated 06 November 2018
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Saudi weather officials warn of heavy rain across several regions in the Kingdom

  • weather officials warned that heavy rain and dust storms will hit the country’s western Al-Baha region and Taif
  • The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said torrential rain hit Jazan and the surrounding areas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian weather officials warned that heavy rain and dust storms will hit the country’s western Al-Baha region, which they fear could lead to torrential flows similar to those witnessed last month in the Kingdom.

Similar conditions are expected in Taif, Maysan, Trabah, Rennie and Assam.

The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said torrential rain hit Jazan and the surrounding areas on Monday, with the authority urging residents in the area to avoid getting caught in valleys and to be wary of areas of surface water.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Electricity Company has apologized to residents in Rafhaa after the city suffered an outage and interruptions to its electricity supply due to the adverse weather conditions.

A company statement said that work was being done to restore the service to affected customers.

Elsewhere, Jeddah Municipality have had to treat 123,000 cubic meters of surface water where rainwater has pooled in the past few days.

On Saturday, municipality field teams treated rainwater in 439 locations, including 248 main streets as well as 150 service roads which had to be cleared of rainwater.


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.