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Saudi Arabia warns of scorching temperatures

Pilgrims around the Kaaba during Hajj season on 29 July 2020 [STR/AFP/Getty Images]
Pilgrims around the Kaaba during Hajj in Makkah, Saudi Arabia on 29 July 2020 [STR/AFP/Getty Images]

Saudi authorities issued a renewed weather warning yesterday forecasting low visibility, high waves and temperatures close to 50 degrees Celsius in the city of Makkah.

According to the Saudi National Center for Metrology (NCM), temperatures may reach up to 48 degrees Celsius, the skies are expected to be partly cloudy and might include thunderclouds above Jazan and Asir, and may extend to Al-Baha.

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