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Schools close early due to unstable weather

JEDDAH: Many schools in Jeddah closed early and sent the students back to their homes on Wednesday as dark clouds enveloped the city and light drizzle continued in many areas.
The schools apparently did not want to take any chances as memories of last month’s deluge and the resultant flooding in the city are still fresh in everybody’s minds.
It may be mentioned here that the Presidency of Meteorology (PME) had only on Tuesday issued a warning over bad weather.
The principal of Al-Hukma International School Sadiya Kaleem confirmed that the school was closed early as a precautionary measure. “We didn’t receive any circular from the Education Ministry in this regard, but we sent our students back home early after looking at the weather conditions.”
Farhat Naeem, vice principal of Pakistan International School, also confirmed that they announced school closure for students of the evening hours due to the weather.
Nusrat Aleem, an administrative staff of Corniche School, and Samia Sultana from Iqbal International School also said that classes were called off because of the changing weather.
Some parents also confirmed that many of them picked up their children early and that almost all international schools called off classes.
Fahad Diyab of PME told Arab News weather in Jeddah will be cloudy from Thursday to Saturday, but rain is unlikely. However, the temperature will drop 4-5 degree, he said.

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