The highly awaited holy month of Ramadan is upon us. Muslims all around the world have already begun preparations for the Holy Month. Muslims all around the world fast during the Holy month of Ramadan. During their fasts, Muslims are prohibited from consuming any sort of food or drink. Additionally, Muslims abstain from all worldly and physical pleasures during the fasting hours and during the entire month as well. The hours of fasting vary in accordance to your geographical location. There are numerous informative illustrations available on the internet which specified the total fasting hours that each region on earth will have. This year it has been noted that the fasting hours during the holy month of Ramadan will be going upwards of 15 hours and 40 minutes in the Turaif City of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The city of Jazan will be having the shortest fasting hours in the Kingdom i.e. 14 hours and 25 minutes. It has also been noted that several regions around the world as well as in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will be experiencing extremely hot and humid weather during the month of Ramadan.[irp]
In Riyadh, the total fasting time will span out 15 hours and 8 minutes
In Jeddah, the total fasting time will span out 14 hours and 53 minutes
In Makkah, the total fasting time will span out 14 hours and 52 minutes
In Madina, the total fasting time will span out 15 hours and 01 minutes
In Hofuf the total fasting time will span out 15 hours and 13 minutes
In Taif, the total fasting time will span out 14 hours and 51 minutes
In Dammam, the fasting time will be recorded at 15 hours and 18 minute
In Khamis Mushait the fasting time will be recorded at 14 hours and 35 minute
In Buraidah the fasting time will be recorded at 15 hours and 17 minute
The cities of Haql and Tabuk will have the longest hours of fasting in the entire Kingdom. The fasting hours in these cities will be around 15 hours and 30 minutes.
The summer which is upon us is becoming infamous for the incessant heat waves as well as soaring high temperatures. In Qassim, Riyadh, Madinah, Al Kharj and Al Ahsa, the temperatures will be somewhere between 45 and 50 degrees Celsius. Such high temperatures are not safe for people, especially under fasting conditions and hence numerous authorities are advising people to stay indoors during the peak heat hours. People are also being advised to not step out into the heat while fasting as it can seriously dehydrate you in a very short time.
In the region to the north of the equator, the days are longer and thus the nights are shorter during this time of the year. Al Zaaq however also expects the temperatures during the day to be relatively moderate during the Hajj season. As all of the Muslims around the world gear up towards the upcoming Holy month of Ramadan, the temperature is also rising with each passing day.[irp]
This summer has been noted to be especially hot in comparison to past summers and in some regions of the world, temperatures have broken temperature records for the last 2 to 3 decades. These soaring temperatures have already claimed countless lives around the world during the last summer season. Authorities around the world are now making necessary preparations for the citizens to be safe and hydrated during the blistering heat that the upcoming summer is surely bringing with it.