The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) warned of torrential rain and surface winds to hit the governorates of Jeddah and Rabigh, especially the coastal areas, on Wednesday.
Moderate to heavy rains, accompanied by activity in surface winds, hail, and torrential rains will hit the entire governorate as well as its open areas and highways, the centre said in its weather forecast. There will also be a lack of visibility and the situation will continue until 10.00 in the morning.
The NCM issued a high-level warning of thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rain in the Rabigh governorate also. The rain will continue until 12.00 pm.
The Saudi General Directorate of Civil Defense and the Directorate of Civil Defense in the Makkah region called on the public to take utmost vigil and caution during rain. It also warned against approaching water swamps, staying away from places where torrents gather, and not risking crossing valleys during rain.