Rain expected amid high temperatures in Makkah during Hajj You are here: Home News Rain expected amid high temperatures in Makkah during Hajj Sunday, June 25, 2023 MAKKAH — The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) revealed that Makkah and the holy sites will witness high temperature with an expected rain during the Hajj days that will begin on Monday. According to NCM, the climate of Makkah during Dhul-Hijjah is relatively dry and hot during the daytime and tends to be moderate at night, as the climatic data recorded the average maximum temperature is 43.6 degree Celsius and minimum temperature is 29.6 degree Celsius and the average rainfall is 0.1 millimeter while the average relative humidity expected to be 32 percent. The average wind speed is between 4-10 km/h in a north-northwesterly direction, while dusty winds are active at times with a decrease in the horizontal visibility. The average surface temperature would increase by one degree during the first half of the month and one and a half degrees in the remaining days of the month, and precipitation was higher than its normal rate during the first half of the month and continued around the average in the remaining period. The NCM stated that the climate of Madinah is considered hot and dry during the daytime and tends to be moderate at night, as the climatic data recorded the average maximum temperature of 43 degree Celsius, and the average minimum temperature of 29.3 degree Celsius, while the average precipitation is 0.7 mm and the average relative humidity is12 percent. The wind speed is 12 km/h in a westerly to northwesterly direction, with wind activity that stirs dust and a decrease in the horizontal visibility. The NCM also indicated, in its report, that the highest temperature recorded during this period in Makkah was 51 °C on June 30, 2014, the lowest temperature was 21.5 °C on June 27, 2014, while the highest daily amount of rain was 1.6 mm on July 17, 2010, and the highest wind speed was 48 km in the east direction on June 21, 2019. The center added that in Madinah, the highest temperature recorded during this period was 48.4 °C on July 13, 2010, while the lowest temperature was 22.5 °C on July 15, 2010, the highest daily amount of precipitation was 19.7 mm on July 15, 2010, and the highest wind speed was 83 km/h. Source: https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/633694/SAUDI-ARABIA/Rain-expected-amid-high-temperatures-in-Makkah-during-Hajj ⇐ Previous: Pilgrims start flocking to Mina on Day of Tarwiyah, but what does Tarwiyah mean? Next: ⇒ What is new in Hajj 2023?