Snowfall and low temperatures expected in KSA's northern regions

Snow falls in the northern region of Tabuk in this January 2016 file photo. (SPA)
Updated 18 January 2018
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Snowfall and low temperatures expected in KSA's northern regions

TABUK, Saudi Arabia: The General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection has forecast that the northern regions of the Kingdom will witness snowfall on Thursday and Friday.

It also forecast temperatures to fall below zero in Tabuk region, with a 10 percent chance of rainfall.

Hussein Al-Qahtani, spokesman for the authority, told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that a cold air front will push toward the northern areas on Thursday and Friday, and will continue until the middle of next week. This front is expected to cause snowfall particularly in the Northern Borders and Jawf regions, accompanied by very low temperatures, reaching -2°C.

The front will also cause sporadic rain on Friday morning and afternoon. Large areas of the Kingdom, including the northern regions, Riyadh and the Eastern Province, will experience dust storms which may reduce horizontal visibility to around 1,000 meters or less.


Riyadh governor air force graduation ceremony

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar at the graduation ceremony of the 94th batch of the King Faisal Air Force College in Riyadh. (SPA)
Updated 20 May 2018
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Riyadh governor air force graduation ceremony

  • Prince Faisal bin Bandar honored the outstanding students of the batch

RIYADH: On behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the governor of Riyadh region, Prince Faisal bin Bandar, patronized the graduation ceremony of the 94th batch of the King Faisal Air Force College.

Lt. Gen. Fayyad bin Hamed Al-Ruwaili, the chief of general staff, and Lt. Gen. Turki bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, the commander of the Saudi Royal Air Force, received the Riyadh governor.  During the ceremony, the commander of the college, Maj. Gen. Khalid Al-Laboun, delivered the welcome speech.

Prince Faisal bin Bandar honored the outstanding students of the batch.

A number of civil and military officials and parents of the graduates attended the ceremony.