Expect more rain to fall in Jeddah, Makkah and Taif, Saudi weather authority says

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Updated 21 November 2017
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Expect more rain to fall in Jeddah, Makkah and Taif, Saudi weather authority says

JEDDAH: Residents in Jeddah and neighboring areas should expect for more rain to fall, the Kingdom’s weather authority said late Tuesday.
“Rain will continue in Jeddah while heavy rain is expected in Makkah and Taif,” the Saudi General Authority of Meteorology & Environmental Protection, said in its latest weather update posted on Twitter.
Torrential rain lashed parts of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday forcing authorities to close schools and universities in some parts of the country.
In the Makkah region, the directorate announced on Twitter the suspension of classes for the safety of students.
As residents went out onto the streets to witness the downpour the Civil Defense called on people to avoid areas prone to flooding, and to avoid going near rivers.
Meanwhile, education officials in Taif and Jeddah announced that all schools would remain closed, citing the weather, state news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
Authorities have closed six tunnels in Jeddah that were flooded by waters due to heavy rains.
Rain and thunderstorms are expected in the Madinah and Makkah regions, including the coastal areas, as well as the mountains of Jazan, Asir and Baha regions.


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JEDDAH: A group of divers in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan province marked the Kingdom’s founding with an undersea tribute to the national symbol on Monday.
They carried the Saudi flag in the Red Sea at a depth of 88 feet — the Kingdom was founded eighty-eight years ago by King Abdulaziz.
The divers began their underwater commemoration on the tourist side of Jazan and headed to a site near the island of Ahbar.