Meteorological Service warns against weather instability [Archives:2007/1055/Local News]

May 31 2007

SANA'A, May 30 ) The National Center for Meteorology predicted weather instability and more rains associated with thunder storms in almost all Yemeni areas, especially in southern areas, stretching from Al-Maharah to Aden, and western areas as well as highlands including Sana'a, Amran, Taiz, Raymah, Al-Baidha, Ibb, Al-Dhale', Socotra Island, and some desert places.

In its statement distributed on Tuesday, the center called on drivers to take the utmost precautions during their driving due to the low visibility. It also asked citizens to stay away from flood routes. The warnings come after most Yemeni areas witnessed constant rain; however, no damages or causalities have been reported so far.

Official statistics released last March indicated that over 20 people died including women and children following three-day rains which resulted in huge material damages, mostly in Hadramout, Ibb, and Lahj.