Cooling trend in Riyadh continues; Jeddah slightly warmer

An aerial picture shows a flooded area in Kharj province, Riyadh region, following heavy rains ushered in by the cold front last week. (SPA photo)
Updated 19 February 2017
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Cooling trend in Riyadh continues; Jeddah slightly warmer

RIYADH: Cold weather conditions were prevailing late Saturday in various parts of the Kingdom, although some regions were experiencing alternating spells of warm and cold atmospheric conditions.
The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) forecast cloudy and cool days in the Saudi capital on Sunday and Monday with the weather expected hit 13 C. Overall, temperatures will reach a very mild 22 C Sunday with an upward tick to 25 C Monday to Wednesday.
It will be warmer in Jeddah on Sunday with temperature reaching 29 C, but cooling to 26 C on Monday.
In the central region residents experienced a clear and sunny day punctuated with periodic clouds on Saturday, according to the PME.
“It’s cold right now but not as cold as before when the weather dropped to almost 0 Celsius,” said Dionisio Tabuco, an engineer who works for a pharmaceutical company in Buraidah, Qassim.
In Riyadh, the day was clear and sunny with periodic clouds, with temperatures dropping in the early evening to 10 C.
In the Eastern Province, residents saw temperatures drop below 10 C, saying that they have to wear warm clothes.
“Right now I’m shivering because of the cold weather even if I am already wearing a thick sweater,” said Dr. Resurrection Ramos, a physician in Dammam.
In Najran, residents are also experiencing cold atmospheric conditions with the weather hitting 10 C at sunrise Sunday morning.


Women pit themselves against male drivers in Saudi Arabia’s Formula E race

Updated 21 November 2018
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Women pit themselves against male drivers in Saudi Arabia’s Formula E race

  • The Rookie Test will take place on December 16 at the newly transformed ancient site into Formula E race track
  • The list consists of a varied group of up-and-coming talent along with well-known faces

DUBAI: Women drivers will compete against male counterparts in Formula E’s “Rookie Test” for up and coming drivers after the inaugural Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix race on December 15.

The Rookie Test will take place on December 16 at the newly transformed ancient site into Formula E race track, the Kingdom’s General sports authority said.

Female drivers will line up against male rivals on the grid to take part in the official in-season test for the forthcoming season of the FIA ABB Formula E Championship.

The list consists of a varied group of up-and-coming talent along with well-known faces, including the first Emirati female racing driver, Amna Al-Qubaisi.

Al-Qubaisi has had a steep progression in her career so far, starting karting aged 13, and going on to win the UAE Rotax Max Challenge Championship before more recently competing in Formula 4 with Prema Theodore Racing.

“I'm very proud to be representing women in general and Arabian women in particular. This test drive is another stepping-stone towards my dream of a professional career in motorsports and thanks to the continuous support of Kaspersky Lab, this dream will eventually come true,” Al-Qubaisi said.

Saudi Princess Haifa bint Mohammed bin Saud, Secretary General of the organizing committee for the race, said: “Through the increased participation in and hosting of world-class sports within Vision 2030, we want to inspire the young people of Saudi Arabia towards greater achievement and taking an active role in every part of life.”