It’s been a crazy week of ever-changing and shocking weather this week not just in the entire Kingdom but the region too. Heavy rains and thunderstorms were apparent in areas like Tabuk, Taif and Makkah, which even resulted in floods.
As of Saturday, the The General Directorate of Civil Defense in the Riyadh region even warned its residents to ‘be careful and take precautionary measures after moderate to heavy rainfall was predicted in the region.’
It’s the first day following these announcements but Riyadhis were awestruck by the Sunday morning post-rain vibes
So much so that it resulted in a trending hashtag on Saudi Twitter.
— عبدالرحمن (@dihmi2012) October 28, 2018
After all, who could blame us desert folks for wanting a little rain to accompany our morning coffee?
Everyone seems to be in cheery moods, ready for work and school- all thanks to the cloudy skies
Nothing better than a rainy morning ???? – ????صباح خير????#امطار_الرياض
— zaid (@zezoo58) October 28, 2018
— Fawaz bin Saad (@Fawaz_saad94) October 28, 2018
People’s excitements are growing stronger for the winter weather
‘Woke up to the sound of rain’
Woke up to the sound of rain. Couldn’t have asked for a better morning????❤️ #امطار_الرياض
— Reema Alsalhi (@Rms830) October 28, 2018
And people’s mood seem to be more cheerful, with well wishes being shared on Twitter by the second
All this raining is brightening moods, instead of the opposed- just how we like it.
— MashaelAlshammari⁵⁸???????? (@iiMashaelY20) October 28, 2018
Nothing like Fayrouz, a cup of coffee and a view of the rain from your window
We like how this Twitter user commemorates the weather.
— CloudyMind (@KloudyMind) October 28, 2018
There was some traffic in certain areas in the morning
But none seemed to mind.
The thunderstorms and downpour were intense last night (Saturday)
The raining continued all the way until after midnight on Saturday.
— ٰالعــذيــه ✨ (@Mha9ii) October 27, 2018
— Renadi. (@QueenRenadii_) October 27, 2018
The Saudi Directorate is urging people in Riyadh not to go out in heavy rainfall ‘unless necessary’
According to Arab News, The Saudi directorate is asking Riyadhis not to go out in heavy rainfall unless necessary and to be extra careful when driving in the rain, staying out of floodwater.
This is probably due to the instances that took place on Thursday following the rescuing of 49 people who were stranded in valleys during heavy rains in Tabuk.