Education institutions closed due to heavy rain in Saudi, red alert issued

Last Updated on March 24, 2024 6:46 am

Heavy rains in the Middle East country of Saudi Arabia for several days have raised the risk of flooding. In this situation, red alert has been issued in several cities including Makkah, Madinah and Tabuk. Educational institutions in several cities, including the capital Riyadh, have been closed.

Gulf News reported that it has been raining continuously since last Tuesday in the capital city of Riyadh and the port city of Jeddah. Heavy rains are falling in Qasim, Hafar Al Batin and several areas around it. Classes in schools, colleges and universities in these areas have been suspended.

The National Center of Meteorology (NCM), the Saudi Meteorological Department, said that a red alert has been issued as the highest warning in the northern region, including Tabuk, due to the threat of adverse weather, heavy rains and floods.

High-speed winds, reduced visibility, hail and flash flooding are likely over the next few days, the Met Office warned the public. Besides, strong winds, dust storms and hail are likely. Due to these reasons, residents of Madinah, Tabuk, Makkah and northern coastal areas are being asked to be extremely cautious.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Civil Defense Office issued a warning notice forecasting the weather from March 21-25. According to the notification, rain may occur in various areas including Turbah, Raniyah, Al Mawiya, Al Khurmah and Al Ardiat in Makkah region. Besides, heavy rainfall may occur in the northern border areas including Al Baha, Asir, Jazan, Al Jouf, Hail, Al Qasim, Eastern Province.

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