RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia starting from Monday and lasting until Friday, the Kingdom’s civil defense said on Sunday.
The warning comes after Cyclone Shaheen caused flooding and landslides in Oman, killing three people.
The authority warned of a depression in air in the Kingdom’s atmosphere, which is expected to cause thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain and brisk winds that may lead to torrential flows in the capital Riyadh, the Eastern Province, Makkah, Asir and Najran.
Moderate to heavy rain is forecast for the Eastern Province on Monday and Tuesday, which will move to parts of Riyadh region on Tuesday and Wednesday, while Asir, Najran and Makkah will see moderate rain throughout Wednesday and Thursday.
The warnings were issued based on data received from the National Center of Meteorology.
The center also issued weather warnings for Jazan, Najran, Taif and Asir on Sunday, including heavy rain, low visibility, surface winds, hail and torrential flows.
The civil defense called on everyone to be wary of the severe conditions, to stay away from places that could flood, and to abide by the civil defense’s instructions and updates announced through media and social media outlets.
Meanwhile, the Eastern Province Municipality held a meeting to review its plans for the rainy season and raise readiness to drain and clean out networks, stations and tunnels.
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