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Engineering Standard

SAES-A-112

17 November 2008

Meteorological and Seismic Design Data


Environmental Standards Committee Members
Hejazi, Ramzi Fouad, Chairman
Abdulkader, Khaled Abdullah, Vice Chairman
Ayoubi, Ensan Mahmoud
Barrie, David George
Carne, Malcolm
Conner, William Glenn
Harbi, Nassir Thaali
Kadhim, Mohammad Hassan
Khalaf, Adli Shafik
Kunnummal, Noushad
Mulhim, Khalid Abdul Aziz
Nassar, Rafat Mohammad
Qahtani, Saleh Yahya
Reed Jr., Philip Edward.
Rehm, Thomas E.

Saudi Aramco DeskTop Standards


Table of Contents
1
2
3
4

Scope.............................................................
Conflicts and Deviations................................
References.....................................................
Definitions......................................................

2
2
2
3

Appendix.............................................................. 9

Previous Issue: 31 October 2006 Next Planned Update: 1 January 2011


Revised paragraphs are indicated in the right margin
Primary contact: Hejazi, Ramzi Fouad on 966-3-8760383
CopyrightSaudi Aramco 2008. All rights reserved.

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Scope
This standard defines the basic meteorological and seismic data to be used in the design
of all Saudi Aramco facilities. These data are presented in tabular form in Appendix I.
Commentary Note:
Saudi Aramco meteorological standards are based on the best available data; some
locations have longer term data sets than others. As pertinent reference material
becomes available, meteorological data for Saudi Aramco installations will be revised and
expanded.

This entire standard may be attached to and made a part of purchase orders.
2

Conflicts and Deviations


2.1

Any conflicts between this standard and other applicable Saudi Aramco
Engineering Standards (SAESs), Materials System Specifications (SAMSSs),
Standard Drawings (SASDs), or industry standards, codes, and forms shall be
resolved in writing by the Company or Authorized Representative through the
Manager, Environmental Protection Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

2.2

Direct all requests to deviate from this standard in writing to the Company or
Authorized Representative, who shall follow internal Company procedure
SAEP-302 and forward such requests to the Manager, Environmental Protection
Department of Saudi Aramco, Dhahran.

References
The selection of material and equipment, and the design, construction, maintenance, and
repair of equipment and facilities covered by this standard shall comply with the latest
edition of the references listed below, unless otherwise noted.
3.1

Saudi Aramco References


Saudi Aramco Engineering Procedure
SAEP-302

Instructions for Obtaining a Waiver of a


Mandatory Saudi Aramco Engineering
Requirement

Saudi Aramco Engineering Standards


SAES-A-113

Geotechnical Engineering Requirements

SAES-M-005

Design and Construction of Fixed Offshore


Platforms
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Saudi Aramco Engineering Reports


SAER-2359

Arabian Gulf Hindcast Study

SAER-5307

Outdoor Design Temperatures for HVAC and


Heat Exchangers

SAER-5565

Red Sea Hindcast Study

SAER-6089

Final Report on Seismic Acceleration Contour


Maps for Saudi Arabia, July 2006

Commentary Notes:
It provides maximum considered earthquake spectral response accelerations at
short and long periods consistent with ICC IBC 2006 (NEHRP 2003).
Tabulated acceleration values in this standard were updated and new stations
were added in 2007-2008.

3.2

Industry Codes and Standards


International Code Council (ICC)
ICC IBC 2006

International Building Code

American Society of Civil Engineers


ASCE/SEI 7 - 05
4

Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other


Structures

Definitions
This section defines the meteorological and seismic data presented in Tables 1 & 2
Commentary notes in Section 4 suggest how Meteorological and Seismic Design Data
are typically used.
4.1

Station Location and Elevation


Station Coordinates: The approximate latitude and longitude of the plant site
in the geodetic units of degrees and minutes.
Commentary Note:
This information can be used in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
design to determine the position of the sun at various times of the year.

Site Elevation: Approximate elevations are listed for Saudi Aramco sites and
relative to sea level.

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Commentary Note:
These elevations are used by process, equipment, and utility engineers for
calculation of atmospheric pressure. Seasonal site specific atmospheric pressure
is also available from the Environmental Protection Department.

4.2

Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures: Temperature readings obtained from the
Saudi Aramco and PME local weather stations are as follows:
Commentary Note:
This information in this section can be used in Heating, Ventilation and Air
Conditioning (HVAC) design - see SAER-5307, as well as other applications
requiring ambient air temperature data.

Average Annual Temperature: An average of the daily temperatures for the


year averaged over a number of years.
Average Daily Maximum Temperature: An average of the daily temperatures
for the hottest month averaged over a number of years.
Commentary Note:
This value is used in the rating of transformers and electric motors.

Monthly Normal Maximum Temperature: The average of the maximum daily


temperature recorded during the hottest month averaged over a number of years.
Commentary Note:
This value is used in the rating of transformers and electric motors.

Average Daily Soil Temperature: The average daily soil temperature for the
hottest month, measured one meter below grade, averaged over a number of
years.
Commentary Note:
This value is used for underground cable applications and buried pipelines.

Monthly Normal Maximum Soil Temperature: The average of the maximum


daily soil temperature, measured one meter below grade, during the hottest
month averaged over a number of years.
Commentary Note:
This value is used for underground cable applications and buried pipelines.

Lowest One Day Mean Temperature: Determined by finding the lowest value
of the daily mean temperatures over the entire period of records.
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Commentary Note:
An ambient temperature that may be required for the minimum design metal
temperature for equipment that is significantly pressurized at ambient
temperatures.

Highest One Day Mean Temperature: Determined by finding the highest


value of the daily mean temperatures over the entire period of records.
Commentary Note:
An ambient temperature that may be required to determine the maximum metal
temperatures used in the design of structures, piping systems and certain types
of equipment.

Lowest Recorded Temperature: The lowest ambient air temperature that has
been recorded at a particular site.
Highest Recorded Temperature: The highest ambient air temperature that has
been recorded at a particular site.
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temperature: A dry bulb temperature that has
been equaled or exceeded by 1%, 2.5% or 5% (30 hrs, 73 hrs, or 146 hrs) of the
total hours during the months of June through September.
Wet Bulb Temperature: The lowest temperature that can be obtained by
evaporating water into the air.
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temperature: The mean of all wet bulb
temperatures occurring at the specific Summer Design Dry Bulb Temperature.
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temperature: A wet bulb temperature that has
been equaled or exceeded by either 1% or 2.5% (30 hrs or 73 hrs) of the total
hours during the months of June through September.
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temperature: The mean of all dry bulb
temperatures occurring at the specific summer design wet bulb temperature.
Mean Daily Range: The difference between the average daily maximum and
average daily minimum temperatures during the month of August.
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temperature: A temperature that has been equaled
or exceeded by 99% of the total hours during the months of December, January
and February.
4.3

Wind
Wind data are compiled from local weather stations where it is measured
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10 meters above grade in open terrain and reported as follows:


Basic Wind Speed: Basic Wind Speed data are provided in terms of both a
3-second gust and the Fastest Mile Wind Speed (the average speed during the
passage of one mile of wind) expressed in SI for 50-year mean recurrence
intervals.
Commentary Note:
This data is used for the design of structures, buildings, pressure vessels, piping,
storage tanks, air-cooled heat exchangers, cooling towers, stacks, and similar
equipment.

Prevailing Wind Direction: The compass direction (N, NNE, NE, ENE, E,
etc.) from which the wind blows the greatest percent of the time.
Commentary Note:
Since up to 16 points of direction (N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, etc.) may be used to
describe the direction from which the wind is blowing, the directions given in
Table 1 could represent less than 10% of the total time the wind is blowing.
Where wind direction considerations are critical, a wind rose diagram may be
available from the Environmental Protection Department.

Exposure Category: An exposure category reflects the characteristic of ground


surface irregularities at a particular site.
Commentary Note:
This category is used to account for large variations in ground surface roughness
that arises from natural topography and vegetation as well as from constructed
features. This factor is used in calculating wind pressures using either the ICC
IBC 2006 or ASCE/SEI 7 - 05.

4.4

Earthquake Data
Commentary Note:
For more data and details refer to the Supervisor of the Civil Engineering Unit of
CSD.

Short Period Acceleration (SS): The mapped maximum considered earthquake


spectral response acceleration at a short period.
One-Second Period Acceleration (S1): The mapped maximum considered
earthquake spectral response acceleration at a period of 1-sec.
Commentary Note:
SS and S1 values have been determined based on SAER-6089. They are to be

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used as per procedures in ASCE/SEI 7 - 05 and ICC IBC 2006 to calculate the
design spectral response acceleration parameters.

Peak Ground Acceleration (PGA): The peak ground acceleration is the


maximum acceleration experienced by the structure that is attached to the earth
during the course of the earthquake motion.
Commentary Note:
The PGA is not used for structural analysis/design purpose. It is used to
address soil liquefaction. Note that for Seismic Design Category D and higher,
the potential for soil liquefaction requires consideration of both site peak ground
accelerations and earthquake magnitude. PGA may be determined based on a
site-specific study taking into account soil amplification effect or, in the absence
of such a study, PGA shall be assumed equal to SDS/2.5. SDS is the design, 5%
damped, spectral response acceleration parameter at short period.

Site Class: A classification assigned to a site based on the types of soils present
and their engineering properties as per IBC or ASCE 7 Site Classification Tables
1615.1.1 or 9.4.1.2 respectively.
4.5

Precipitation
Commentary Note:
The amount of precipitation (rainfall) is a factor used in storage tank design,
drainage design, waste-water discharge quality control, and similar items. It
should be realized that the desert climate and length of record make recorded
values highly variable (for example, Dhahran has 60 years of data while Tanajib
has 12 years).

Rainfall, Average Annual: This is the annual average rainfall based on as


many years of data as available.
Rainfall Maximum in 24 Hours: This is the maximum precipitation recorded
in 24 hours.
Rainfall Intensity: The rate of rainfall over an area in mm/hour.
Isokeraunic Levels: A rough measure of lightning frequency.
Commentary Note:
These values are used in the design of grounding and lightning protection systems.

4.6

Ambient Air Quality


Commentary Note:
Air-borne dust concentrations and contaminant levels are used in mechanical
equipment design, when sizing air filters and as a measure of potential dust
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ingress in bearing housings, lube oil systems, etc.

Dust Concentration: The mass of total suspended airborne particulate matter


per unit volume of air. Usual airborne dust concentration is 1 mg/m. During
sandstorms, dust concentrations may reach 500 mg/m. Particle sizes are as
follows:
95% of all particles are less than 20 micrometers
50% of all particles are less than 1.5 micrometers
Elements present in dust include compounds of calcium, silicon, magnesium,
aluminum, potassium, chlorides and sodium. When wetted (high humidity
conditions) these compounds function as electrolytes and can result in severe
corrosion.
Other pollutants present in the atmosphere under the most extreme conditions are:
H2S
Hydrocarbon
SO2
CO
NOx
O3
4.7

20 ppm (vol/vol)
150 ppm (vol/vol)
10 ppm (vol/vol)
100 ppm (vol/vol)
5 ppm (vol/vol)
1 ppm (vol/vol)

Meteorological and Oceanographic Data for Offshore Structures


Offshore Structures: For the design of offshore structures the wind, current
and wave design data should be taken from SAER-2359 Arabian Gulf Hindcast
Study, and SAER-5565 Red Sea Hindcast Study.

21 December 2005
31 October 2006
17 November 2008

Revision Summary
Major revision.
Editorial revision.
Updated seismic data and various value engineering editorial revisions.

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Appendix
Table 1 Design Data - SI Units
Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Abha

Abqaiq

2200
1812'
4229'

79
2556'
4942'

Abu
Sa'fah
16
2654'
5030'

18
23
31
5
28
0
35
32
28
31
26
29
31
28
30
31
14
5

27
37
45
32
33
6
42
-3
52
46
22
45
22
29
40
27
39
43
15
8

150
126
C
N

Al-Baha

Al-Jauf

1651
2017'
4138'

559
2956'
4012'

26
34
35
Note 2
Note 2
10
36
10
43
-

23
35
37
10
36
0
39
13
-

22
33
40
1
40
46
-

150
126
C
NW

Note 2
Note 2
Note 2
NW

155
E

165
140
C
W

16.9
4.8
4.00
D

13.8
4.0
3.00
D

14.3
5.2
3.00
D

16
4.6
3.00
D

12.0
3.4
2.00
D

330
131
-

81
80
Note 3
2

Note 3
10*

154
118
Note 3
33

59
Note 3
10*

See page No. 26 for notes

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Table 1 Design Data - SI Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Ar'ar'
(Badana)
539
3058'
4059'

Berri

Dhahran

10
2657'
4935'

89
2619'
5008'

Duba
(as Al-Wajh)
19
2719'
3544'

22
34
41
-1
39
47
-

27
37
39
32
32
8
38
0
47
45
24
43
24
33
34
31
33
42
10
8

27
36
42
32
33
8
39
-1
51
45
26
44
25
32
38
30
35
43
12
8

25
30
34
11
34
5
44
9
-

181
155
C
W

150
126
C
NW

150
126
C
NW

155
130
C
W

3.4
1.0
0.81
D

8.5
3.1
2.00
D

8.2
2.8
1.00
D

27.1
7.9
6.00
D

73
27
Note 3
10*

90
96
Note 3
5

83
63
Note 3
10*

28
41
Note 3
10*

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Table 1 Design Data - SI Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

East/West Pump Stations


No. 3
No. 6
No. 10
530
771
866
2510'
2442'
2406'
4730'
4458'
4102'

Hail
1001
2726'
4141'

Haradh
300
2404'
4901'

Hawtah
635
2258'
4654'

25
36
43
33
34
5
38
-2
47
44
43
19
-

25
34
42
32
33
-5
46
43
41
17
-

22
34
42
33
34
-2
44
19
-

22
39
42
4
40
-9
44
15
-

27
38
44
34
36
2
48
-6
50
21
-

26
36
43
34
35
11
39
5
46
16
-

168
144
C
N

168
144
C
SE

165
140
C
W

160
S

150
126
C
-

154
129
C
-

0.9
0.3
0.21
D

11.7
3.4
2.00
D

18.1
5.2
4.00
D

13.4
4.3
3.00
D

15.9
4.5
3.00
D

0.5
0.1
3.00
D

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

130
88
Note 3
27

40
Note 3
10*

112
50
Note 3
10*

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Data Categories

Hofuf

Jeddah

Jizan

Ju'aymah

Elevation Above Sea Level, m


Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

160
2530'
4934'

11
2130'
3912'

3
1652'
4235'

5
2647'
4956'

Khamis
Mushayt
2051
1818'
4248'

26
35
45
30
31
6
42
-2
49
45
21
44
21
26
36
25
36
43
16
3

28
32
39
16
36
10
49
41
30
39
29
30
34
29
33
12
14

30
34
38
20
37
12
45
38
28
37
28
30
34
30
34
8
20

26
34
42
31
31
8
40
48
-

20
24
32
8
28
40
-

27
38
42
34
35
-2
52
50
22
49
22
27
40
27
40
47
19
8

150
126
C
N

150
126
C
NNW

155
130
C
W

150
126
C
N

150
126
C
SW

163
137
C
-

16.0
4.6
3.00
D

30.1
11.0
7.00
E

43.5
12.4
10.00
D

8.9
3.2
2.00
D

19.3
5.5
4.00
D

2.8
0.8
0.67
D

92
52
Note 3
10*

54
52
Note 3
10*

120
67
Note 3
19+

89
66
Note 3
10*

220
56
48+

81
Note 3
10*

Khurais
430
2505'
4808'

See page No. 26 for notes

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Table 1 Design Data - SI Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Manifa

Marjan

Medina

Najran

Qasim

10
27 36.5'
49 0'

21
2827'
4942'

632
2431'
3935'

1206
1736'
4425'

645
2618'
4358'

25
33
39
Note 2
Note 2
10
36
8
42
-

28
36
42
34
35
44
20
43
19
21
31
20
31
40
15
8

26
33
39
8
38
-1
41
-

25
35
41
4
39
-4
47
44
21
43
21
24
35
23
35
41
16
2

Note 2
Note 2
Note 2
NW

155
130
C
-

150
126
C
E

191
165
C
ENE

9.1
3.2
2.50
D

22.3
8.1
5.00
D

25.4
7.2
6.00
D

25.0
7.8
5.00
D

11.2
3.2
2.00
D

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

64
35
Note 3
10*

135
61
Note 3
10*

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Table 1 Design Data - SI Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Qaisumah

Qatif

Rabigh

356
2820'
4607'

4
2630'
5000'

5
2243'
3901'

Ras
Tanura
2
2642'
5005'

26
37
45
2
42
50
-

25
33
39
32
33
8
39
2
51
40
28
39
28
34
34
33
34
36
15
8

27
31
34
17
35
15
46
41
30
39
29
30
34
29
33
39
13
13

26
33
38
8
38
0
47
40
27
39
27
33
34
32
34
37
9
8

27
37
43
33
34
5
40
-4
49
44
21
43
20
22
34
20
34
42
16
3

183
158
C
N

150
126
C
NW

150
126
C
N

150
126
C
NW

165
140
C
N

1.1
0.3
0.27
D

8.3
2.9
1.00
D

18.8
6.7
4.00
D

8.8
3.2
2.00
D

0.7
0.2
0.17
D

121
50
Note 3
10*

87
65
Note 3
10*

60
40
Note 3
10*

89
98
Note 3
5

116
70
Note 3
10*

Riyadh
608
2442'
4644'

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Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Safaniya

Shaybah

Shedgum

Tanajib

Tabuk

2
2800'
4848'

70
2221'
5403'

294
2536'
4924'

10
2752'
4846'

769
2822'
3635'

25
34
44
29
30
8
6
45
41
26
39
26
31
34
30
34
39
7
8

30
40
44
35
36
10
42
2
53
48
20
46
21
25
37
23
38
45
16
9

26
37
47
33
34
5
41
-1
49
46
22
45
22
27
38
25
38
44
15
6

25
35
42
29
30
6
39
4
48
41
26
39
26
31
34
30
34
39
12
8

22
31
39
22
23
3
37
-8
44
15
-

155
130
C
NW

155
130
C
-

155
130
C
NW

155
130
C
NW

171
145
C
W

6.8
2.5
1.00
D

8.1
2.3
1.00
D

15.9
4.5
3.00
D

8.1
3.0
6.00
D

27.1
11.0
1.00
D

98
51
Note 3
6

24
12
Note 3
10*

81
80
Note 3
10*

98
59
Note 3
6

48
48
Note 3
10*

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Table 1 Design Data - SI Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, m
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (C):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (1 m below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, km/hr
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (km/hr) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, mm:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Turaif

Udhailiyah

Uthmaniyah

Yanbu

824
3141'
3840'

245
2509'
4920'

231
2513'
4918'

6
2407'
3803'

19
30
38
-1
37
-8
44
16
-

26
36
47
32
33
6
41
-1
49
46
22
45
22
25
37
24
37
43
16
3

25
36
47
32
33
6
41
-1
49
46
22
45
22
25
37
24
37
43
16
3

27
32
39
31
32
12
39
6
49
41
25
39
25
29
34
28
34
37
15
10

165
140
C
W

155
130
C
NW

155
130
C
NW

150
126
C
W

18.6
5.3
4.00
D

16
4.6
3.00
D

16.0
4.6
3.00
D

20.4
5.8
4.00
D

78
30
Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

36
48
Note 3
10*

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Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Abha

Abqaiq

7218
1812'
4229'

259
2556'
4942'

Abu
Sa'fah
52
2654'
5030'

64
73
88
41
82
32
95
90
82
88
79
84
88
82
86
88
25
41

81
99
113
90
92
43
108
27
126
115
72
113
72
84
104
81
102
109
27
46

93
78
C
N

Al-Baha

Al-Jauf

5453
2017'
4138'

1834
2956'
4012'

79
93
95
Note 2
Note 2
50
97
50
109
-

27
95
99
50
97
32
102
23
-

72
91
104
34
104
115
-

93
78
C
NW

Note 2
Note 2
Note 2
NW

96
E

103
87
C
W

16.9
4.8
4.00
D

13.8
4.0
3.00
D

14.3
5.2
3.00
D

16
4.6
3.00
D

16
4.6
3.00
D

13
5.2
-

3.2
3.1
Note 3
2

Note 3
10*

6.6
4.6
Note 3
33

2.3
Note 3
10*

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Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Ar'ar'
(Badana)
1768
3058'
4059'

Berri

Dhahran

33
2657'
4935'

292
2619'
5008'

Duba
(as Al-Wajh)
62
2719'
3544'

72
93
106
30
102
117
-

81
99
102
89
90
46
100
32
95
113
75
109
75
91
93
88
91
108
18
46

81
97
108
90
91
46
102
30
124
113
79
111
77
90
100
86
95
109
22
46

77
86
93
88
90
52
93
41
111
16
-

112
96
C
W

93
78
C
NW

93
78
C
NW

96
81
C
W

3.4
1.0
0.81
D

8.5
3.1
2.00
D

8.2
2.8
1.00
D

27.1
7.9
6.00
D

2.9
1.1
Note 3
10*

3.5
3.8
Note 3
5

3.3
2.5
Note 3
10*

1.1
1.6
Note 3
10*

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Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

East/West Pump Stations


No. 3
No. 6
No. 10
1739
2530
2841
2510'
2442'
2406'
4730'
4458'
4102'

Hail
3307
2726'
4141'

Haradh
984
2404'
4901'

Hawtah
2083
2258'
4654'

77
97
109
92
93
41
28
117
-

77
93
108
89
91
23
115
-

72
93
108
91
93
28
111
-

72
102
108
39
104
16
111
27
-

81
100
111
94
96
36
118
21
122
38
-

79
97
109
92
94
52
102
41
115
29
-

104
89
C
N

104
89
C
NNE

103
87
C
W

99
S

93
78
C
-

96
80
C
-

0.9
0.3
0.21
D

11.7
3.4
2.00
D

18.1
5.2
4.00
D

13.4
4.3
3.00
D

15.9
4.5
3.00
D

0.5
0.1
3.00
D

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

5.1
3.5
Note 3
27

1.6
Note 3
10*

4.4
2
Note 3
10*

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Data Categories

Hofuf

Jeddah

Jizan

Ju'aymah

Elevation Above Sea Level, ft


Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

525
2530'
4934'

36
2130'
3912'

10
1652'
4235'

16
2647'
4956'

Khamis
Mushayt
6729
1818'
4248'

79
95
113
86
88
43
108
28
120
113
70
111
70
79
97
77
97
109
29
37

82
90
102
61
97
50
120
106
86
102
84
86
93
84
91
22
57

86
93
100
68
99
54
113
100
82
99
82
86
93
86
93
14
68

79
93
108
87
88
46
104
118
-

68
75
90
46
82
104
-

81
100
108
94
96
28
126
122
72
120
72
81
104
81
104
117
34
46

93
78
C
N

93
78
C
NNW

96
80
C
W

93
78
C
N

93
78
C
SW

101
85
C
-

16.0
4.6
3.00
D

30.1
11.0
7.00
E

43.5
12.4
10.00
D

8.9
3.2
2.00
D

19.3
5.5
4.00
D

2.8
0.8
0.67
D

3.6
2
Note 3
10*

2.1
2
Note 3
10*

4.7
2.6
Note 3
19+

3.5
2.6
Note 3
10*

8.7
2.2
48+

3.2
Note 3
10*

Khurais
1411
2505'
4808'

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Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Manifa

Marjan

Medina

Najran

Qasim

10
27 36.5'
49 0'

69
2827'
4942'

2073
2431'
3935'

3957
1736'
4425'

2116
2618'
4358'

77
91
102
Note 2
Note 2
50
97
46
108
-

82
97
108
93
95
111
68
109
66
70
88
68
88
104
27
46

79
91
102
46
100
30
106
-

77
95
106
39
102
25
117
111
70
109
70
75
95
73
95
106
29
36

Note 2
Note 2
Note 2
NW

96
81
C
-

93
78
C
E

119
103
C
ENE

9.1
3.2
2.50
D

22.3
8.1
5.00
D

25.4
7.2
6.00
D

25.0
7.8
5.00
D

11.2
3.2
2.00
D

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

2.5
1.4
Note 3
10*

5.3
2.4
Note 3
10*

See page No. 26 for notes

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Document Responsibility: Environmental


Issue Date: 17 November 2008
Next Planned Update: 1 January 2011

SAES-A-112
Meteorological and Seismic Design Data

Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Qaisumah

Qatif

Rabigh

1168
2820'
4607'

13
2630'
5000'

16
2243'
3901'

Ras
Tanura
7
2642'
5005'

79
99
113
36
108
122
-

77
91
102
90
91
46
102
36
124
104
82
102
82
93
93
91
93
97
27
46

81
88
93
63
95
59
115
106
86
102
84
86
93
84
91
102
23
55

79
91
100
85
87
46
100
32
117
104
81
102
81
91
93
90
93
99
16
46

81
99
109
91
93
41
104
25
120
111
70
109
68
72
93
68
93
108
29
37

114
98
C
N

93
78
C
NW

93
78
C
N

93
78
C
NW

103
87
C
N

1.1
0.3
0.27
D

8.3
2.9
1.00
D

18.8
6.7
4.00
D

8.8
3.2
2.00
D

0.7
0.2
0.17
D

4.8
2
Note 3
10*

3.4
2.6
Note 3
10*

2.4
1.6
Note 3
10*

3.5
3.9
Note 3
5

4.6
2.8
Note 3
10*

Riyadh
1995
2442'
4644'

See page No. 26 for notes

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Document Responsibility: Environmental


Issue Date: 17 November 2008
Next Planned Update: 1 January 2011

SAES-A-112
Meteorological and Seismic Design Data

Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Safaniya

Shaybah

Shedgum

Tanajib

Tabuk

7
2800'
4848'

230
2221'
5403'

965
2536'
4924'

33
2752'
4846'

2523
2822'
3635'

77
93
111
84
86
43
113
106
79
102
79
88
93
86
93
102
13
46

86
104
111
95
97
50
108
36
127
118
68
115
70
77
99
73
100
113
29
48

79
99
117
92
94
41
106
30
120
115
72
113
72
81
100
77
100
111
27
43

77
95
108
84
86
43
102
39
118
106
79
102
79
88
93
86
93
102
22
-

72
88
102
72
73
37
99
18
111
27
-

96
81
C
NW

96
81
C
-

96
81
C
NW

96
81
C
NW

106
90
C
W

6.8
2.5
1.00
D

8.1
2.3
1.00
D

15.9
4.5
3.00
D

8.1
3.0
6.00
D

27.1
11.0
1.00
D

3.9
2.0
Note 3
6

1.0
0.5
Note 3*
10*

3.2
3.2
Note 3
10*

3.9
Note 3
6

1.9
1.9
Note 3
10*

See page No. 26 for notes

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Document Responsibility: Environmental


Issue Date: 17 November 2008
Next Planned Update: 1 January 2011

SAES-A-112
Meteorological and Seismic Design Data

Table 2 Design Data - Customary Units (Continued)


Data Categories
Elevation Above Sea Level, ft
Station Coordinates: Latitude North
Longitude East
Ambient Air & Soil Temperatures, (F):
Average Annual Temperature
Average Daily Maximum Temp. (hottest month)
Monthly Normal Max. Temp. (hottest month)
Average Daily Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Mo. Normal Max. Soil Temp. (3 ft below grade)
Lowest One-Day Mean Temperature
Highest One-Day Mean Temperature
Lowest Recorded Temperature
Highest Recorded Temperature
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 1%
Summer Design Wet Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Mean Coincident Dry Bulb Temp. @ 2.5%
Summer Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 5%
Mean Daily Range
Winter Design Dry Bulb Temp. @ 99%
Wind:
Basic Wind Speed, 3-sec gust, mph
Basic Wind Speed, Fastest-mile, (mph) 50 yr
Exposure Category (Note 1)
Prevailing Direction
Earthquake Data:
Short Period Acceleration (SS) in %g
1-Sec Period Acceleration (S1) in %g
Peak Ground Acceleration in %g (Note 5)
Site Class (Note 4)
Precipitation, inches:
Rainfall, Average Annual
Rainfall Maximum in 24 hours
Rainfall Intensity
Isokeraunic Levels (days lightning/year)

Turaif

Udhailiyah

Uthmaniyah

Yanbu

2703
3141'
3840'

804
2509'
4920'

758
2513'
4918'

20
2407'
3803'

66
86
100
30
99
18
111
29
-

79
97
117
90
92
43
106
30
120
115
72
113
72
77
99
75
99
109
29
37

77
97
117
90
92
43
106
30
120
115
72
113
72
77
99
75
99
109
29
37

81
90
102
88
90
54
102
43
120
106
77
102
77
84
93
82
93
99
27
50

103
87
C
W

96
81
C
NW

96
81
C
NW

93
78
C
W

18.6
5.3
4.00
D

16
4.6
3.00
D

16.0
4.6
3.00
D

20.4
5.8
4.00
D

3.1
1.2
Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

Note 3
10*

1.4
1.9
Note 3
10*

See page No. 26 for notes

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Document Responsibility: Environmental


Issue Date: 17 November 2008
Next Planned Update: 1 January 2011

SAES-A-112
Meteorological and Seismic Design Data

Notes:
1

Exposure D shall be used within 0.46 km (.2 mi) of the shoreline

Offshore station - apply SAES-M-005

Rainfall intensity - I

I =

K
(t + b)

Freq.

SI units

Customary units

5 yr

2443

96.2

27.5

10 yr

2941

115.8

24.9

25 yr

3420

134.6

23.7

50 yr

3810

150.0

21.0

Site classification shall be based on site-specific geotechnical investigation to be carried out as per
requirements of Section 4 of SAES-A-113. Accordingly, the site classes indicated in the Appendices
are to be used for preliminary structural analyses only when soil geotechnical data is not available.

Minimum value for sites without many years of recorded data

Taken from 1 year of data only

NA

Not applicable

Data not available on document issue date

The PGA values shall be used directly for the potential liquefaction assessment.

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