Sunday temperature reached 48
Jeddah – The Jeddah governorate in the western region of Makkah recorded the highest temperature in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, at 48.3 degrees Celsius.
In comparison, the holy site of Arafat in Makkah came second with 47.5 degrees Celsius, according to a statement from the National Center of Meteorology (NCM).
The Jeddah governorate recorded the extreme temperature even before the start of this year’s summer season in the Kingdom. According to NCM, the summer season will start in June.
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On “#Jeddah_Now,” the most circulated hashtag in Saudi Arabia on Twitter; Twitteratis posted several videos and photos about the weather in the Jeddah governorate on Sunday.
Among these video clips, the most-watched one was a video clip showing several cars parked on the side of a road. The videographer attributed this to the high mercury, saying that motorists could not steer their vehicles at this temperature.
In a related context, NCM expected hot to sweltering weather in the regions of Makkah and Madinah.
It also predicted surface winds would cause near-zero horizontal visibility over the regions of Tabuk; Al-Jouf, and the Northern Borders Region.
The situation will cause sand storms in various areas, including the Eastern Province and Riyadh. The weather system will also affect the southern regions and parts of the regions of Makkah and Madinah.