RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for several Saudi regions until Thursday, the country’s Civil Defense said on Monday.
The authority warned of thunderstorms with moderate rain and brisk winds in the capital Riyadh, the Eastern Province, Asir, Al-Baha, Jazan and Najran.
It said that from Monday to Wednesday, the regions of Makkah, Qassim and Hail would be affected by overall moderate rain and brisk winds. On Tuesday and Wednesday, Madinah, the Northern Borders, Jawf, and Tabuk would also experience moderate rains and brisk winds.
It warned that some areas would experience heavy rain that may lead to torrential flows and flooding.
Civil Defense also forecast a chance of snow in Tabuk’s mountainous areas on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The warnings were issued based on data received from the National Center of Meteorology.
Civil Defense urged people to be wary of the severe conditions, to stay away from places that could flood, and to abide by its instructions and updates through the media and on social media.
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