RIYADH: Authorities in Saudi Arabia on Monday called on the public to “exercise caution” over the next few days as weather warnings have been have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia.
Lt. Col. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, spokesman for the Civil Defense, said he National Center of Meteorology issued thunderstorm alerts starting from Tuesday and lasting until Thursday.
The authority warned of thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain in the capital Riyadh, Makkah, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Asir, and Al-Baha.
The civil defense also warned of thunderstorms with moderate rain in Madinah, Tabuk, Al-Jawf, the Northern Borders Province, and Jazan.
Al-Hammadi called on everyone to be vigilant of the potential dangers 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.