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.


Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

Updated 24 January 2019
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Put pressure on Houthis to comply with Stockholm Agreement, Saudi envoy urges UN 

  • Prince Khalid says Houthis have repeatedly violated the agreement signed in Sweden last year
  • Despite the agreement, Houthis have launched drone attacks, shelled Saudi border towns and launched a ballistic missile towards KSA

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s envoy to the US urged the United Nations on Thursday to take the Houthi militia to task for “reneging on their commitments” under the Stockholm Agreement on Yemen.
“The Stockholm Agreement between Yemeni parties is being violated repeatedly by the Houthis,” Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a series of tweets.
He said the Yemeni government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi and the Saudi-led Coalition that is backing it have been implementing their obligation under the agreement.
Signed last December in Stockholm, Sweden, the agreement is an important first step for sustainable peace and offers hope for millions of Yemenis.
“(But) it takes two sides to make it work, so far, the Iran-backed Houthi militia seems determined to uphold the misery and suffering of the brotherly Yemeni people,” Prince Khalid said.
“Not only did the Houthis refuse to implement the Stockholm agreement, which they signed to, but they also went beyond that and continued their armed assault including drone attacks, the shelling of residential neighborhoods & launching a ballistic missile towards KSA,” he tweeted.
He also pointed to the attack on Jan. 17 that targeted a UN convoy in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, which was blamed on Houthis.
"The Iran-backed militia displayed its contempt for peace by attempting to target a UN convoy, this is a reminder that we are dealing with a lawless militia that does not care about peace or the fate of millions of Yemenis," the envoy said.
He said the UN should "name the party that failed to uphold basic confidence building measures leading up to the Stockholm agreement, and clearly identify who is responsible for the attack on the armored vehicle that was carrying chief UN monitor Patrick Cammaert."