On Monday, the General Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques mobilized resources and personnel to tackle the rainy weather conditions at the Grand Mosque in Makkah. The Mataf, entrances, exits, and prayer areas have been prepared to handle the rainfall, and the authorities have intensified their efforts to ensure that rainwater is drained away and floors are dried for the safety of worshippers and pilgrims while performing their rituals.
In Islam, rain is considered a symbol of mercy. However, the National Center for Meteorology in Saudi Arabia has warned that severe weather, including heavy rainfall, hail, fog with low visibility, and high waves along the coast, will continue until Friday.
The center tweeted that thunderstorms would persist in most regions of the kingdom from Sunday, January 1, to Friday, January 6, 2023. The NCM issued a warning of heavy rainfall in Makkah, Madinah, and the Northern Borders area, and all schools in Makkah, Jeddah, and Rabigh will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday, with in-person classes suspended.