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Weather forecast: heavy rains to hit Jeddah, Rabigh again on Wednesday

Saudi Gazette report

Jeddah — The National Meteorological Center (NCM) warned Wednesday of torrential rains and surface winds hitting the governorates of Jeddah and Rabigh, especially in coastal areas.

In its weather forecast, the center said moderate to heavy rains with surface wind, hail and torrential rain activity would hit the entire province as well as its vacant lots and highways. In addition, the situation is expected to continue until around 10 am due to poor visibility.

NCM also issued a high level thunderstorm warning with heavy rain in Rabigh province. The rain will continue until about 12:00.

The Saudi Directorate of Civil Defense and the Makkah Region Civil Defense Directorate called on the public to exercise maximum vigilance and caution during the rain. He also warned them to stay away from water marshes, to stay away from places where torrents congregate, and not to risk crossing valleys when it was raining.

The torrential downpours that hit Jeddah last Thursday were the highest ever recorded rainfall for the coastal city. According to the NCM monitoring station, the rain lasted for about eight hours from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and reached 179.7 millimeters of water.

Two people died in floods that brought back devastating memories of the devastating floods that hit the city just 13 years ago. Several people trapped in submerged cars have been rescued. A swimmer from the Jeddah Civil Defense Corps rescued many motorists trapped in his tunnels on the flooded Abdullah Road.

Flights and road traffic were disrupted for several hours as major highways and highways were flooded. Several streets in Jeddah’s residential area were flooded and many vehicles broke down.

https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/627498/SAUDI-ARABIA/Meteorology-Forecast-Torrential-rain-to-hit-again-Jeddah-Rabigh-on-Wednesday?ref=rss&format=simple&link=link Weather forecast: heavy rains to hit Jeddah, Rabigh again on Wednesday

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