Saudi Met department warns of heavy rains, thunderstorms across Asir

Earlier this year, the Asir region experienced snowfall



Rains in Asir earlier this year. Picture courtesy: SPA

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection has warned of heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms and strong winds across several provinces in the Asir region.

The weather alert also included the governorates of Mahayel, Alama, Namas, Faraj, Majidah and Tanumah, reported the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The authority also cautioned that the heavy showers could also lead to the flow of torrents in a number of valleys of the region.

On Tuesday, moderate to heavy rain was witnessed in the eastern centres of the province of Amlaj, including in Shabha, Shaqat, Ruhayat and some villages in Hada, the SPA reported.

In early April this year, Asir also experienced snowfall following incessant rain and hail storms.

Following six hours of rain and a drop in temperatures, layers of snow blanketed mountains and roads in parts of the region.