RIYADH — Hussain Al-Qahtani, the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) spokesman, has said he expects that next month will be the hottest month for the year 2021, with the mercury soaring at its highest in most regions of the Kingdom.
Speaking to the Al-Ekhbariya channel, Al-Qahtani said that the temperatures would rise at the end of the current rainy season. However, the rainy season is expected to begin its decrease gradually from Friday, July 23.
According to Al-Qahtani, high humidity will be prevalent on the Kingdom’s eastern coast and the Makkah region. However, Al-Qahtani also added that the humidity would remain on the lower side on the highlands and inland regions such as Riyadh and Najran.
As an unusual statistic, the Climate Services Department at NCM reported a few weeks ago that the average temperatures for the month of May this year were the highest for the month of May since 1991.
In its Twitter statement, NCM stated that the month of May this year witnessed the highest temperatures in three decades.