Saudi weather officials warn of heavy rain across several regions in the Kingdom

Jeddah Municipality have had to treat 123,000 cubic meters of surface water where rainwater has pooled in the past few days. (SPA)
Updated 06 November 2018
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Saudi weather officials warn of heavy rain across several regions in the Kingdom

  • weather officials warned that heavy rain and dust storms will hit the country’s western Al-Baha region and Taif
  • The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said torrential rain hit Jazan and the surrounding areas

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabian weather officials warned that heavy rain and dust storms will hit the country’s western Al-Baha region, which they fear could lead to torrential flows similar to those witnessed last month in the Kingdom.

Similar conditions are expected in Taif, Maysan, Trabah, Rennie and Assam.

The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection said torrential rain hit Jazan and the surrounding areas on Monday, with the authority urging residents in the area to avoid getting caught in valleys and to be wary of areas of surface water.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Electricity Company has apologized to residents in Rafhaa after the city suffered an outage and interruptions to its electricity supply due to the adverse weather conditions.

A company statement said that work was being done to restore the service to affected customers.

Elsewhere, Jeddah Municipality have had to treat 123,000 cubic meters of surface water where rainwater has pooled in the past few days.

On Saturday, municipality field teams treated rainwater in 439 locations, including 248 main streets as well as 150 service roads which had to be cleared of rainwater.


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.