Scorching Heat Expected During This Year’s Hajj Pilgrimage

Hera Shabbir

The Saudi National Center for Meteorology (NCM) announced on Tuesday that this year’s Hajj pilgrimage is going to be scorching hot at the holy sites. Expect some strong surface winds during the day, which might stir up dust and sandstorms, especially in open areas and on the highways.

Temperatures are expected to range between 45 to 48 degrees celsius

Ayman bin Salem Ghulam, the CEO of the NCM, mentioned during a press conference in Makkah that afternoon temperatures are likely to soar between 45°C and 48°C. While the chance of rain is low, there’s a possibility of thunderclouds forming over Taif’s highlands, which could potentially affect the holy sites. Humidity levels might also spike over 60%.

Ghulam highlighted that the NCM has an executive plan in place to monitor the weather around the clock at the holy sites, Madinah, airports, ports, and main roads.

 

Stay prepared and stay safe, everyone!

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