Mecca suspends maritime traffic in Jeddah Islamic Seaport

Jeddah Islamic Seaport

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.