The Civil Defense Directorate has urged the public to take utmost vigil and caution while venturing out during rain amid a forecast of moderate to heavy rain likely to hit many parts of the Kingdom until Sunday.
The directorate said while quoting the National Center of Meteorology report, that the regions of Asir, Najran, Jazan, Al-Baha, and Makkah would receive moderate to heavy rain, accompanied by storms that may lead to torrential flow during the period. Moderate rain is likely in the regions of Riyadh, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Madinah, Hail, Tabuk, Al-Jouf, and the Northern Borders Region during the period.
Col. Muhammad Al Hammadi, spokesman of the Civil Defense Directorate, called on the public to take utmost caution against potential dangers in such inclement weather conditions. He urged people to stay away from places where torrents gather, as well as from flood passages and valleys.