SAUDI ARABIA

Heavy rain, showers of hail likely to hit Makkah and many other regions

December 28, 2021



Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH —
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) predicted that most regions of the Kingdom will experience moderate to heavy rain during the days from Tuesday to Thursday this week.

According to the center’s weather forecast, heavy rain, accompanied by surface winds and showers of hail, will hit regions of Makkah, Riyadh, Eastern Province, Al-Baha, and Al-Qassim. The Jeddah governorate and other areas in the Makkah region are experiencing increasing cloudiness on Tuesday and heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorm is expected in some parts of the region in the afternoon.

The NCM said in a statement that Madinah, Jazan, Hail, Tabuk, Al-Jouf, and the Northern Borders Region will receive light to moderate rain during these days. The rain is also likely to continue in most regions from Friday until the beginning of next week, the statement said.

It is noteworthy that in an earlier report on Sunday, NCM had said that most provinces of the Kingdom, including Makkah, Riyadh, Al-Baha, Asir, Al-Qassim, Eastern Province, Tabuk, the Northern Borders Region, Al-Jouf and Hail would witness rainy winter weather from Tuesday.

Temperatures plummeted to below freezing points in some cities and governorates in the northern regions; and these include Al-Qurayyat in Al-Jouf region and Turaif in the Northern Borders Region.


December 28, 2021
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