Meteorological analyst Aqil Al-Aqeel confirmed to Al-Watan that the highest amount of rain fell yesterday in the Al-Kaakiyah neighborhood in Makkah Al-Mukarramah and within one hour was about 45.2 mm. It is likely that light rain will continue today in eastern Makkah.
The rain caused parts of the umbrella of the checkpoint to fall in Al-Kaakiya, and one of the large billboards in Al-Rasifa and some trees fell, and light accidents occurred due to the strong winds that preceded the rain. It rained, and the students of Makkah Education Schools continued their studies yesterday through the Madrasati platform.
The official spokesman for the Municipality of the Holy Capital, Osama Zeitouni, told Al-Watan that 11,000 workers were distributed to the 16 sub-municipalities of the Municipality of the Holy Capital, focusing on the neighborhoods of Al-Kaakiya, Al-Awali and Al-Abdiyyah, which witnessed higher amounts of rain to remove the water pools and all the resulting conditions as a result of the torrential rains that fell. Yesterday, he mentioned that the Municipality of the Holy Capital implemented an emergency plan to deal directly with the effects resulting in some locations from the rainy situation and strong winds that the Holy Capital witnessed.
The Municipality developed a plan as soon as the warnings issued by the concerned authorities and the Meteorological Authority were received, and the Municipality distributed field teams consisting of labor, equipment, suction rigs, tippers, etc., and they were distributed at the level of all sub-municipalities and associated municipalities and neighborhoods, to remove rain residues and water pools, and avoid the largest amount of damage, in order to preserve On lives and property, activate the emergency and crisis plan to remove the damage that resulted after the rains and strong winds yesterday, and work to open roads and streets and suction the accumulated water.
The Municipality of Jazan Region in Sabya Governorate intensified its efforts to drain rainwater and remove rocks and dust from the main roads and inside neighborhoods and their gathering places, in conjunction with the rains that the province witnessed the day before yesterday.
The Municipality has harnessed its energies to deal with the rainy season and is performing its work and tasks in opening the roads affected by the rains that the governorate is witnessing at the present time, while the movement and maintenance teams have been directed to work around the clock to open the roads, receive communications and work to speed up their rehabilitation.
The Vice-President of the Saudi Weather and Climate Society, Dr. Abdullah Al-Misnad, confirmed that these weather phenomena occur when natural and human causes combine. A state of atmospheric moisture and cold upper air masses, which leads to winds descending from the tops of cumulus clouds after they cool down and weigh the air through downward winds, sometimes reaching speeds of more than 100 km per hour, and the presence of mountains that narrow the course of the winds and stack them through narrow passages, making them violent.
He pointed out that the human causes are represented in the presence of high towers that prevent the downward winds from passing through a wide spatial space, where the towers play a more dangerous role than mountains in repelling the winds, and forcing them to pass through narrow corridors, so that the winds become severe and violent.
For his part, weather and climate expert Abdulaziz Al-Hussaini told Al-Watan that the star of Suhail begins today, and there is no relationship between the appearance of Suhail and the onset of moderate weather. Its appearance or other omens has nothing to do with weather changes, but rather its entry corresponds to a gradual change of the wind source. And its quality, which in turn affects the change of atmosphere.
Environmental expert Dr. Ali Eshki, professor of ecology, explained to Al-Watan that most of the geographical areas in the Arabian Peninsula witness temperatures in the summer that may exceed 50 degrees Celsius, especially in the north-east, east of the island, and west of the Arabian Peninsula. Temperatures exceeded 40 degrees Celsius, and the city of Jeddah was also exposed to temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius, which is a rare weather condition in Jeddah.
He attributed the reason behind the high air temperatures in the Arabian Peninsula, to what is known as the northern summer winds, which are northern winds known in the Gulf region as the 120-day winds or the poison winds or the blows, usually causing dust and dirt, and occurring between the months of June and September. .
The amounts of rain in the neighborhoods of Makkah