Heavy rain, high winds warning issued for Makkah and surrounding regions

Saudi Arabia’s meteorology authority issued a weather warning on Friday for heavy rains in Makkah and the surrounding region. (SPA/File Photo)
Updated 17 May 2019
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Heavy rain, high winds warning issued for Makkah and surrounding regions

  • Civil Defense department called for local residents to take precautions
  • The authority also warned of high winds, dust storms

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s meteorology authority issued a weather warning on Friday for heavy rains in Makkah and the surrounding region, Saudi Press Agency reported.
The authority also warned of high winds, dust storms in the city as well as the provinces of Aljmom, and Taif, Al-Muwayh, Khulais and Maysan, telling people that the situation would continue until 8pm local time.
A regional Civil Defense department called for local residents to take precautions and not to walk in valleys or mountainous regions, stressing the need to follow guidance through its website and through social networking sites.


King Salman calls Aramco attacks a ‘cowardly act’ aimed at destabilizing Saudi Arabia

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King Salman calls Aramco attacks a ‘cowardly act’ aimed at destabilizing Saudi Arabia

  • King Salman held talks with the King of Bahrain
  • Said Saudi Arabia capable of dealing with effects of the attack

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday has called the attacks on Aramco facilities a “cowardly act” aimed at destabilizing the Kingdom and disrupting the world's energy supply.

The king added that Saudi Arabia was capable of dealing with the effects of the attack.

King Salman held talks with the King of Bahrain on Monday for discussions about developments in the region.