Weather warnings issued in Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week

Swimmers advised to take precaution when at sea in the Gulf. (File Photo: AFP)

Weather warnings have been issued in Saudi Arabia and the UAE this week amid strong winds and rough waves.

According to forecasters at the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), extra precaution must be taken at sea due to the high waves caused by the strong winds in the Gulf.

“The relative humidity is likely to increase during night and tomorrow early morning over some coastal areas, and fog/mist may form especially over the northern coasts,” the NCMS in its daily weather forecast on Wednesday, as quoted by the Dubai-based Gulf News.

NCMS also reported that temperatures are expected to slightly rise on Thursday and increase throughout the weekend along with wind blowing at the speed of up to 35km/h.

Similarly, in Saudi Arabia, the head of the Meteorological Agency reported that regions of Najran, Jazan, Asir, Baha, Medina, Riyadh, Qassim, and Hail will continue to face medium to heavy thunderstorms accompanied by wind, Al Madina newspaper reported.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50