The Emirate of Mecca Region announced on Tuesday the suspension of maritime traffic at Jeddah Islamic Seaport due to wind speed and low horizontal visibility
According to a statement issued by the Emirate of Mecca, and was seen by “Ajel” without giving further details, the maritime traffic in Jeddah Islamic Seaport was suspended.
In a related context, the General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection warned that Jeddah will be exposed to active surface dust-blowing wind, with low visibility until 4:00 pm. This alert for the Makkah region included Adham, Al-Jumum, Al-Kharmah, Taif, the Holy Capital, Al-Qunfudah, Al-Kamil, Al-Lith, Al-Muwayh, Bahrah, Turabah, Khulais, Rabigh, Arafat, Muzdalifah, and Mina.
The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection issued a report on the weather on Tuesday, predicting thunderstorms and moderate to heavy lightning rainfalls, accompanied by active surface dust-blowing wind that limits the horizontal visibility of several regions of Saudi Arabia.
The Authority noted that this climatic condition affects the regions of Jazan, Asir and Al-Baha, as well as Mecca region includes the Holy Capital and Places, and extends to the coastal parts of those areas.
The Authority pointed out that there is a continuation of the active surface dust-blowing wind, which limits the horizontal visibility of the eastern parts of the western and southwestern highlands. The effect of this wind extends to Wadi Ad-Dawasir and Najran region, as well as on the southern shores of the Red Sea.
The Authority added that the Red Sea is experiencing southwesterly to northwesterly winds at 15-42 km per hour, with moderate waves with a height ranges from one meter to two meters.
As for the Arabian Gulf, it is experiencing north-west surface winds at 15-38 km per hour, with moderate waves with a height ranges from one meter to one and half meters.