Dust storms, low temperatures and rainfall expected for several regions across Saudi Arabia

The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection announced on Monday that dust storms and a drop in temperature will affect several regions of Saudi Arabia. (AN photo/Iqbal Hossain)
Updated 14 January 2019
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Dust storms, low temperatures and rainfall expected for several regions across Saudi Arabia

  • Authority warned adverse conditions will lead to low visibility and warned people to take care on the roads
  • The public are urged to be vigilant and observe weather forecasts

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection announced on Monday that dust storms and a drop in temperature will affect several regions of Saudi Arabia from Wednesday to Sunday this week, according to Saudi Press Agency.
Regions including Makkah, Khobar, Najran, Rafha, Al-Jawf and Hail will all be affected throughout the weekend.
The authority warned that adverse conditions will lead to low visibility and warned people to take care on the roads.
Meanwhile, light rain and possible snowfall will be expected in the northern, border regions of Arar, Qaryat, Tabarjil and Tarif.
The public are urged to be vigilant and observe weather forecasts.


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This included the ambassadors to Switzerland, Germany, Brazil, Ethiopia and the UAE.

The crown prince congratulated the ambassadors on their appointment and wished them success, emphasizing the importance of working to strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international role in accordance with the directives of King Salman as well as attending to the affairs of Saudi citizens abroad.

The reception was attended by the minister of foreign affairs, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz Al-Assaf.