Heavy rains lash Riyadh



RIYADH : RASHID HASSAN

Published — Sunday 17 November 2013

Last update 17 November 2013 1:20 am

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The Ministry of Education has suspended public school classes for Sunday Nov. 17 in Riyadh and neighboring areas due to heavy rains. 
The capital experienced heavy downpours Saturday night, with rains flooding roads knee-deep and causing traffic congestion. A heavy blanket of cloud enveloped the city skyline the entire rain before the downpours began.
Residents were happy with the change in weather and enjoying the onset of winter earlier during the day.
The following universities in Riyadh will also be closed on Sunday: Imam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic University, King Saud University, Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University and King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
Kamran Khan, a resident in the Roudah district, told Arab News that many cars were stuck on the road due to the floods. A similar situation ensued in the Naseem and Najeem areas of the capital.
The Saudi capital had experienced light drizzles throughout the day, with lows of 24 degrees Celsius in the evening. Temperatures are expected to plummet further on Sunday. 

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