Saudi astronomer Doctor Khalid Al-Zaaq said today that the first day of Ramadan will likely fall on Saturday and end also on a Saturday. Ramadan will last for 29 days and include 4 Fridays.
Zaaq said via his Twitter account that the last third of Ramadan will have longer fasting hours noting that the longest fasting hours in the kingdom will be in Turaif and the shortest will be in Jazan as there will be around one and a quarter of an hour difference between them.
He added that temperature will be at its highest extreme heat values for 40 days beginning on the eighth day of Ramadan.
Most probably, dawn prayers will be at their earliest time during the second third of Ramadan.