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

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.


General Entertainment Authority launches website ahead of Riyadh Season

Updated 4 min 45 sec ago

General Entertainment Authority launches website ahead of Riyadh Season

  • Saudi Arabia is organizing 11 festivals, or seasons, to boost domestic and international tourism in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The General Entertainment Authority (GEA) on Saturday launched a website dedicated to receiving applications from companies and individuals wishing to participate in Riyadh Season, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
The website aims to give everyone a chance to take part in the season, which runs from Oct. 15 until Dec. 15 this year.
The authority also said that organizers of recreational events, volunteers, sponsors, photo enthusiasts, caterers and young talent were among those would could apply.
Application forms are available online and a confirmation email will be sent once forms have been received. A committee will evaluate and validate applications.
The GEA said people had until the end of August to submit their applications, and that they would be notified about their status no later than mid-September. It said only applications submitted through the website would be considered.
The Kingdom is organizing 11 festivals, or seasons, to boost domestic and international tourism in Saudi Arabia.
The seasons are also in line with the goals of the Vision 2030 reform plan.