At least 35 people have been killed due to flash floods in Saudi Arabia within the last month, according to the kingdom’s Civil Defense Authority.
In a statement, the authority said the city of Makkah reported the highest number of fatalities, where 11 people were killed from bad weather.
A total of 4,038 people have been evacuated due to the floods, it added in the statement cited by the official SPA news agency.
According to the statement, some 2,517 people have been rescued, while 2,536 others have been sheltered.
The Saudi Meteorology Department has forecast moderate to heavy thunderstorms and rains, accompanied by dust-lifting winds over several regions in the Kingdom from Thursday to Monday.
The report said the bad weather will begin on Thursday in the areas of Afif, Al-Dawami, and the surrounding region. The weather will start on Friday in Riyadh, Al-Kharj, and other nearby areas.
The rains will be extremely heavy on Sunday and Monday.
Moderate to heavy rains are also expected in the eastern region starting on Thursday.
The forecast is expected from next Friday on Dammam Dhahran, Jubail, Ihsaa, Khobar, and others nearby areas. It is expected to be extremely heavy on Sunday and Monday.
From Thursday to Sunday, moderate to heavy rainfall is expected on the Qassim region, including Onaiza, Buraidah, Al-Russ, Bakairiya as well as nearby governorates and centers, with heavy rains predicted for Friday and Saturday.