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WATCH: Severe sandstorm hits Saudi capital and forces school closures

Visibility will remain low until 6 p.m. local time and temperatures will decrease across the kingdom. (Supplied)

The sandstorm which hit Riyadh on Tuesday night has severely decreased visibility on Wednesday morning forcing many schools as well as Al-Imam University to suspend classes.

According to the meteorology authority, visibility will remain low until 6 p.m. local time and temperatures will decrease across the kingdom.

The Saudi Civil Defense Forces called on citizens to abide by safety precautions, such as staying home, keeping away from places with zinc and iron ceilings and not walking or passing near billboards.

Many Saudis also shared videos of the sandstorm as it hit the Saudi capital.

 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 14 February 2018 KSA 09:31 - GMT 06:31
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