Saudi Arabia Warns Possibility Of Floods In Makkah

Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in the holy city of Makkah because of medium to heavy thundery rain, the Al Arabiya reported.

The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Makkah, Mina and Arafat would continue this night.

The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in Mina in tents to mark the Day of Tarwiyah ritual.

No warning was issued concerning the safety of pilgrims who will leave for Arafat area by the dawn of Monday.

Al Arabiya’s images and videos on social media showed the Kaaba’s Kiswa, an embroidered cloth that wraps around Islam’s most sacred site, being moved out of place due to the high winds in the holy city of Makkah on Sunday evening.

Haj season is being managed in Saudi with tight security and high safety standards to ensure the wellbeing of pilgrims.

 

Source Credit: Khaleej Times

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