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.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.