The Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) warned that starting today in the Eastern Province, temperatures will surpass 50°C and continue for the next week. Other areas will also witness high temperatures including Riyadh, where the PME is forecasting 48°C temperature highs during the same period.
The PME said temperatures across country will be extremely high during the next few days with the eastern, central and parts of the western regions being most affected. The heat is due to a seasonal depression in India which is accompanied by hot and dry air that will affect the weather in all regions of the Kingdom. Madinah and Makkah regions, as well as the western areas of Riyadh and Qassim, are expected to witness active surface winds with dust. Temperatures in the highland areas will be mild, and in Asir and Jazan, the weather is forecast to be partially cloudy with a chance of rain. The coastal areas of Makkah and Jazan regions are predicted to witness dusty winds that may reach the southwestern highlands of the country.