Arab Weather - Sinan Khalaf - The Arab Weather forecast staff expected that large parts of the Arabian Peninsula will be affected by the end of this week by a dust wave that can be described as regional, as it is expected that its impact will include 9 Arab countries: Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman. The strongest, most prolonged and influential since the beginning of the season.
This broad dust wave will result from the impact of the eastern basin of the Mediterranean and the Levant region on Wednesday by an air depression accompanied by a very cold air mass, which will push active northwesterly winds to strong speed, emanating from Jordan, Syria and Iraq, stirring the dust there and may work to form Local sandstorms, to move quickly towards northern Saudi Arabia, then the eastern parts of it, in addition to the State of Kuwait, and the impact extends on Thursday to all of the central eastern parts of the Kingdom, in addition to Qatar, Bahrain, the UAE and the Sultanate of Oman.
It is expected that Saudi Arabia will be directly affected by strong winds and dusty weather, according to what was reported by the forecast staff, who indicated that the speed of wind gusts will reach 70 km / hour, and these winds are capable of forming wide dust waves accompanied by a significant decrease in the horizontal visibility.
As for the areas covered by forecasts of strong winds and dust in Saudi Arabia, they are all from Al-Jawf, the northern borders, the Hail region and Al-Qassim, and up to the capital Riyadh, in addition to large parts of the eastern region "especially Al-Ahsa" and the coasts of the Arabian Gulf that are witnessing turbulence in the sea and rising waves in addition to the dusty weather in general .
These weather conditions require attention from:
- The danger of severe winds that may reach the barrier of 70 km / h
The risk of a decrease in the horizontal visibility due to the raised dust and dirt
- Risk of additives in patients with respiratory system and eyes due to dust