Hajj1443 – Maximum temperature in Makkah between 42-44 degrees Celsius

Hajj1443 – Maximum temperature in Makkah between 42-44 degrees Celsius
Hajj pilgrims performed tawaf (circumambulating the Kaaba seven times) during the hajj season of 1441 Hijri/2020. (The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah/the Saudi Ministry of Media)

It is possible that rain clouds would form in the heights of the southern Makkah region during the period 9-13 Dhul Hijjah, accompanied by wind blowing with active dust.

 

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – The Saudi National Meteorological Center (NCM) has recently reported that the maximum temperature in the Holy Land during the 2022 hajj season is expected to reach between 42-44 degrees Celsius during the day.

In addition, NCM also reported surface wind activity during the day at speeds of up to 35 kilometers per hour, lifting dust especially in open areas and highways.

“The wind direction will generally blow from the northwest to the west,” NCM noted.

Meanwhile, it is possible that rain clouds would form in the high altitudes of the southern Makkah region during the period 9-13 Dhul Hijjah, accompanied by strong winds and active dust, NCM said.

Hajj1443 – Maximum temperature in Makkah between 42-44 degrees Celsius
Indonesian pilgrims during the miqat (a set place or time in which pilgrims intend to perform pilgrimages) in Tan’im (about six kilometers from Makkah) during the hajj season of 1443 Hijri/2022. (The Indonesian Ministry of Religious Affairs)

The 1443 Hijri/2022 hajj pilgrimage will be the penultimate one that pilgrims will perform during the summer season.

This was discussed in the main headline of the Al-Mashair Bulletin published by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia in 1429 Hijri/2008 with the title Classification of the Hajj Year from 1201 Hijri to 1500 Hijri.

The 1443 hajj season will close the seven-year summer cycle in the Holy Land, which began in 1437 Hijri and will end in the pilgrimage season of 1444 Hijri. It means that this year is the penultimate year (before 1444 Hijri) of the pilgrimage in the summer. The last hajj pilgrimage in the summer will be performed by the pilgrims next year.

After the two seasons of hajj (1443 and 1444 Hijri), the upcoming hajj will be performed in the spring, which lasts for nine years, starting from 1445 Hijri to 1453 Hijri.

Hajj during spring has the longest span of year compared to other seasons.

After the end of 1453 Hijri, the hajj season will begin in the winter period of eight years, starting from 1454 Hijri until ending in 1461 Hijri.

According to the period of four seasons, the hajj years will fall in autumn, stretching from 1462 to 1469 Hijri.

After the end of hajj season in 1469 Hijri, the cycle of the four seasons will end the 33 Hijri year, and then start again with one year of hajj pilgrimage before entering the summer cycle.

Source: Saudi Gazette

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