Heavy Rain in Makkah and Kaaba Today

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: The Saudi Meteorology Authority has issued an alert for heavy rain in various parts of the Makkah region.

As the region braces for more rain until approximately 10 pm on Sunday, 10 December 2023, the Saudi Centre for Meteorology dispelled rumors of hurricanes affecting the area.

Here’s a video on the heavy rain and storm in the Haram area beside Ka’ba Sharif-

Weather Warnings and Challenges

This was one of the heaviest rains in the Makkah region, creating sudden floods on the streets.

Here’s a video showing the flood in Makkah after heavy rain hit yesterday 10 December 2023-

It’s worth noting that Saudi Arabia experienced searing temperatures of up to 50°C during the summer season, making this shift in weather conditions particularly striking.

Global Climate Trends

These weather events align with broader global climate trends, with record-high temperatures being observed worldwide.

In a worrying trend, scientists from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies reported that July 2023 was the hottest month on record since 1880.

Saudi Arabia’s Resilience

Saudi Arabia’s ability to respond to extreme weather events has been commendable. Saudi authorities have been proactive in issuing timely warnings and implementing safety measures to protect both residents and visitors.

Voices from the Ground

While these weather alerts have understandably caused concern, they have also highlighted the importance of preparedness and effective communication in ensuring public safety. Residents and tourists in affected areas have shared their experiences.

Abu Mayyada, a Mecca resident, described the disorienting moment when he lost control of his vehicle amidst the storm. “Suddenly, I couldn’t see anything, so I started listening to the Quran on the radio,” he recounted.

Another resident, Mohammed, shared the startling scenes around the Grand Mosque. “Everything happened within a few minutes when it started raining crazily,” he said. Yusuf, another resident, noted that while August typically brings strong winds to Mecca, Tuesday’s storm was “the worst” he could remember.

Saudi Arabia’s Commitment

Saudi Arabia’s commitment to addressing the impact of climate change is evident through its efforts to adapt to changing weather patterns and develop sustainable practices.

As climate patterns continue to evolve, Saudi Arabia remains steadfast in its dedication to safeguarding its communities and infrastructure.

Final Update on Heavy Rain in Makkh, Saudi Arabia

Residents and tourists in the affected areas are advised to follow local guidance and stay updated on weather developments through official channels. The Saudi Meteorology Authority will continue to monitor the situation and provide timely updates to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents and visitors in the region.

As Saudi Arabia continues to grapple with the challenges posed by changing climate patterns, it stands as an example of proactive measures and resilience in the face of adversity. Saudi officials remain committed to safeguarding their communities and are prepared to adapt to evolving weather conditions.

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