YEMEN Press Agency

Rains of varying intensity expected with coming 24 hours: NCM

SANAA, Aug. 18 (YPA) – The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) expected rains of varying intensity, accompanied with thunderstorms over a number of provinces during the next 24 hours.

The center stated in its weather bulletin on Wednesday that moderate to heavy rain is expected in separate areas of the mountainous provinces from Lahj and Taiz in the south to Saada in the north.

The center pointed out that the rains would be heavier in the provinces of Bayda, Abyan, Shabwa, Hadramout and Mahra.

The center pointed to the continuation of the activity of the southwest monsoon winds on the Socotra archipelago, the southern and eastern coasts, the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab.

The center warned citizens against being present or crossing valleys and flood corridors during and after rain, calling for taking the necessary precautions during the rains.

The center warned motorists to drive carefully on slopes, mountainous roads as a result of reduced horizontal visibility and fog formation, as well as rocks and mudslides.