Parts of Saudi Arabia covered in snow, temperatures plunge

Temperatures as low as -3 degree Celsius were recorded in the country's northern regions.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: November 30, 2016 11:58 am
Saudi, saudi snow, Saudi snowfall, Saudi snowmen, snow in saui, saudi temperature, saudi news, saudi climate, world news The people of Saudi have made sure that they make the most of this rare opportunity, playing with snow and making snowmen.

The deserts of Saudi Arabia were covered in a white layer as the country experienced snowfall in an unlikely event on Tuesday after temperatures dropped below zero degree Celsius in central and northwestern regions of the country. Temperatures as low as -3 degree Celsius were recorded in the country’s northern regions.

Mid-October is generally the rainfall season in Saudi Arabia, but they are still experiencing light to medium showers this year. Authorities have issued advisories to drivers as they are not used to snow-covered roads.

The people of Saudi have made sure that they make the most of this rare opportunity, playing with snow and making snowmen. Here are some tweets of people rejoicing in snow:

Professor Abdallah al-Musanad, professor of climate science at Qassim University, told Alarabiya.net, this is “the second rainfall this season,” even though 40 days have passed since the end of rain season. In April last year, 18 people were killed throughout Saudi Arabia because of floods following heavy rain.