Temperatures to hit 50C during Hajj 

In 2018, pilgrims were met with heavy rain on the first evening of Hajj.  (File photo: Reuters)
Updated 04 August 2019

Temperatures to hit 50C during Hajj 

  • The authority said there was a chance of some rain clouds over Makkah

JEDDAH: Temperatures during Hajj season this year are expected to reach 50 degrees Celsius on some days, Saudi officials said Sunday. 

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental protection also expects humidity to reach 85 percent, making the climate feel even hotter.  

The authority said there was a chance of some rain clouds over Makkah, where pilgrims arrive to circle the Kaaba, and visit nearby holy sites that are visited during the pilgrimage. 

It also expects wind that could lift dust and a chance of rainfall, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, over Makkah.

In 2018, pilgrims were met with heavy rain on the first evening of Hajj.

 


Riyadh to host first Global Cybersecurity Forum

Updated 3 min 22 sec ago

Riyadh to host first Global Cybersecurity Forum

  • The discussions will aim to strengthen international collaboration to create a secure and prosperous cyberworld

RIYADH: The National Cybersecurity Authority on Monday said it will host the first Global Cybersecurity Forum, which will be patronized by King Salman.
The two-day event will take place in February 2020 in Riyadh. It will bring together decision-makers and experts from government, business and academia, as well as investors and representatives of international organizations to address cyber-opportunities, challenges, threats and risks.
The discussions will aim to strengthen international collaboration to create a secure and prosperous cyberworld.