Saudi: Schools to remain shut in Makkah, Jeddah today amid heavy rain forecast
In-person classes will remain suspended on Monday in all schools in Makkah, Jeddah, Rabigh, and Khulais in the wake of the forecast of rainy weather.
The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) said in a statement that moderate to heavy rain will hit many parts of Makkah including Jeddah and Rabigh. The NCM forecast also includes the possibility of torrential rain accompanied by active winds and showers of hail, especially in coastal areas of the Makkah region.
Hammoud Al-Soqairan, spokesman of the General Directorate of Education in the Jeddah governorate, announced that it was decided to suspend in-person classes for students of schools in Jeddah, Rabigh, and Khulais on Monday. However, online classes will be conducted through the “Madrasati platform” for all students, male and female employees of schools and education offices, he said.
The NCM issued earlier an alert that moderate to heavy rain will hit parts of the Makkah region until 3:00 p.m. Monday. The areas receiving rain include Jeddah, Al-Jumum, Makkah city, Bahra, Arafat, Khulais, Osfan, Al-Kamil, Rahat, Modrakah, Huda Al-Sham, Thuwal, and Rabigh.