Weather warnings issued for Saturday across several parts of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection issued weather warnings across some areas of the Kingdom on Saturday. (File photo/SPA)
Updated 23 March 2019

Weather warnings issued for Saturday across several parts of Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s meteorology authority issued weather warnings across some areas of the Kingdom on Saturday, 
The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned of thunderstorms, accompanied by dust and active winds, in the southwestern city of Najran and the western city of Al-Baha and its governorates. 
Citizens and residents were warned that the weather warnings in Najran will be in place from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. local time.
There were also warnings of wind and dust limiting visibility, with the chance of rain and clouds in Tabuk region, including the coastal areas. The authority said the warning would remain until 10 p.m. local time.
The authority also warned of thunderstorms and winds in Jazan and Asir, also in southwestern Saudi Arabia, and predicted dusty and windy weather would limit visibility in the Eastern Province and parts of the Northern Borders Region. 
The Civil Defense Directorates of both provinces called on citizens and residents to take caution and not to approach low lying areas, valleys and floodwaters, take precautionary measures and follow the alerts and instructions from the civil defense, which they said are working around the clock.


Saudi air force chief leads Kingdom’s delegation to Dubai

Updated 25 min 36 sec ago

Saudi air force chief leads Kingdom’s delegation to Dubai

RIYADH: Maj. Gen. Turki bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, commander of the Royal Saudi Air Forces (RSAF), has led an armed forces delegation from the Kingdom to the 9th Dubai International Air Chiefs Conference, which kicked off on Nov. 16, and the Dubai Airshow 2019, which will run from Nov. 17-21.

The conference, held under the slogan “Building a more agile and adaptive fighting force: Balancing the high- and low-tech solutions,” was attended by 500 commanders and representatives of European, US, Asian and Arab air forces to discuss the future of the air defense system and explore the latest findings of the military fighter industry.

Conference sessions discussed adopting new air defense technologies, addressing future operational requirements of the air force, training in joint operations for fourth and fifth-generation fighters, transition to multiple air force operations, techniques for the future air combat strategy and fighter requirements for the future, and the future of sensor systems and the establishment of a multi-field command and control system architecture.

The conference was attended by the delegation accompanying Maj. Gen. Turki and military attaché at the Saudi Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Brig. Gen. Abdul Mohsen bin Fahd Al-Sudairi.