Sandstorms expected in Saudi Arabia

Sandstorms expected in Saudi Arabia
The civil defense will be on standby as surface winds are expected to cause low visibility, increasing the risk of crashes on highways. (File/AFP)
Updated 17 September 2019

Sandstorms expected in Saudi Arabia

Sandstorms expected in Saudi Arabia

Sandstorms will hit the southwestern region of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, the Kingdom’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection has warned.

The civil defense will be on standby as surface winds are expected to cause low visibility, increasing the risk of crashes on highways.

They also warned those who suffer from asthma to take extra caution.

Dust storms bring increased air pollution which causes breathing difficulties in people with asthma by irritating the lungs.

Sand storms are frequent across the Middle East.