MAKKAH: Rain battered cities in the Kingdom including the Holy Cities on Wednesday and Thursday following the Istisqa Prayers last week.
The weather became cool following the rain showers signaling the beginning of the Winter season. The Civil Defense raised their response levels after the rain water accumulated in a number of cities.
The Makkah-Jeddah Highway, also known as the Haramain Highway was closed following reports of rain water accumalation.
The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah also advised visitors and pilgrims to contact airlines regarding their flight status following disruptions caused at Jeddah’s airport following the heavy rains.