Arab weather - A thunderbolt that struck Mount Afar, located between the centers of Yalamlam and Jadam in Al-Laith Governorate in Saudi Arabia, caused fires in parts of the mountain about two days ago, while the fires continued to burn without anyone being able to reach the site in light of the difficult terrain.
The people of the area expressed their deep fear of the spread of the fire in large parts of the mountain due to the wind, pointing out that the large number of grass and trees on the mountain helped the spread of the fire.
The residents pointed out that getting to the place of the fire is very difficult, as no one will be able to reach it except by plane, they said.
The Saudi National Center of Meteorology, through the early warning system, alerted about the expected weather in the coming hours in Sharqia, Riyadh, Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Asir, Al Baha, Jazan and Madinah.
The center issued alerts about that some of these areas will witness active winds and raised dust accompanied by activity in the surface winds and a decrease in the horizontal visibility (Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Riyadh, and Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah), and some of them will witness dusty plankton and a decrease in the horizontal visibility (Asir), with thunder rain in Jizan, accompanied by activity in the surface winds and a decrease in the range of horizontal visibility.