Saudi Arabia meteorology center predicts unstable weather starting today

The Saudi National Center for Meteorology predicts that unstable weather will hit some parts of the Kingdom starting on Monday. (AFP File Photo)
Updated 07 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia meteorology center predicts unstable weather starting today

  • Sand-raising winds could affect visibility due to dust
  • Medium to heavy thundershowers are expected on Monday and Tuesday

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection predicts that unstable weather will hit some parts of the Kingdom starting on Monday.
Sand-raising winds could affect visibility due to dust, it said in a statement.
It also said temperatures would rise in various areas of the Kingdom including Makkah, Madinah and Tabuk, including the coastal regions.
Al-Jouf and the northern border region, Hail, Qasim, and Hafr Al-Batin and the western parts of Riyadh will also be affected.
The dusty winds are likely to stay until Tuesday with wind speed expected to exceed 60 kilometers per hour especially during daytime, affecting the horizontal vision on roads.
Medium to heavy thundershowers are expected on Monday and Tuesday on the coastal areas of Tabuk, Al-Jouf, and the northern border region of Hail. 
Moderate downpours will be also expected in Qasim and the highlands in Makkah and Madinah, and will extend to Riyadh and the Eastern Region on Wednesday and Thursday.


Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Updated 16 October 2018
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Saudi King Salman, crown prince receive US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

  • Pompeo thanked King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation
  • The crown prince assured Pompeo that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies"

RIYADH: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with King Salman in the Saudi capital on Tuesday, before arriving at Riyadh’s royal palace to talk with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Pompeo thanked Saudi King Salman for his commitment to a thorough, transparent investigation of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, while the crown prince assured him that the US and Saudi Arabia are "old, strong allies."

The US chief diplomat was greeted at Riyadh airport by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman.

“I hope you are comfortable here,” the king told Pompeo, according to the reporters. Pompeo responded, “Thank you for accepting my visit on behalf of President Trump.”

(With AFP)