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.
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.