Saudi capital Riyadh hit by thunderstorms

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Updated 19 November 2019

Saudi capital Riyadh hit by thunderstorms

  • Temperatures to drop in northern, central Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Riyadh witnessed heavy rain, thunderstorms, lightning and a substantial drop in temperature on Tuesday.
The temperature is expected to fall further to 7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday and 6 degrees Celsius on Thursday, before rising to 8 degrees Celsius on Friday.
Humidity on Tuesday was recorded at 88 percent. The heavy downpour caused traffic jams on busy roads in Riyadh.
The organizers of Diriyah Season postponed its launch from Tuesday to Wednesday due to the heavy rain.
The Civil Defense urged Riyadh residents to abide by safety instructions and guidelines, such as taking extra care if driving on slippery roads.

HIGHLIGHTS

• The organizers of Diriyah Season postponed its launch from Tuesday to Wednesday due to the heavy rain.

• Civil Defense has urged Riyadh residents to abide by safety instructions and guidelines.

• Thunderstorms and strong winds will continue in the regions of Jazan, Asir, Al-Baha and Makkah.

Motorists have been advised to maintain a sufficient distance between vehicles to avoid accidents.
The General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection said thunderstorms and strong winds will continue in the regions of Jazan, Asir, Al-Baha and Makkah.
It added that temperatures will continue to drop in northern and central Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, with rain and strong winds in the east.

 


Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

Updated 07 December 2019

Organization of Islamic Cooperation says Florida shooting does not represent tolerant values of Saudis

RIYADH: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) expressed Saturday sorrow over the shooting in Florida that killed three and injured several others.

The shooting by a Saudi aviation student took place at the US naval base in Pensacola, Florida. The attacker was shot and killed by police.

The organization condemned the attack in a statement, and stressing that the shooter did not represent the tolerant Islamic values of the Saudi people and all Muslims who believe in “tolerance and moderation.”

The Secretary-General of the OIC, Yousef Al-Othaimeen, offered condolences to the families of the victims and expressed his wishes for a speedy recovery for the injured.