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Snow Cover Sand Over Saudi Arabia Regions

(Credit: Ethan Miller / Staff) Saudi can possibly have a winter wonderland as snow covers its deserts.Snow Cover Sand Over Saudi Arabia Regions
November 28
6:00 AM 2016

The colors of white and brown merged into one color- white- as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero degree Celsius.

Snow covers sand in Saudi regions Al-Arabiya While mid-October usually marks the short-lived peak for Saudi Arabia's rainfall season, the kingdom is still experiencing light to medium showers. Saudi Arabia since last Friday witnessed medium to heavy rainfall.

In the central city of Shakra' and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground. In Tabarjal, a town located in the northern Al-Jawf region temperatures reached -3 Celsius, and in Al-Quryat, a northern province, the temperature was -1 Celsius.

While mid-October usually marks the short-lived peak for Saudi Arabia's rainfall season, the kingdom is still experiencing light to medium showers. Saudi Arabia on Friday witnessed medium to heavy rainfall with many Saudis posted photos and videos of their cities under the rain.

Light to medium rainfall also continued in eastern Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

Professor Abdallah al-Musanad, professor of climate science at Qassim University, told Alarabiya.net, that rainfall is expected by the end of this week in all of western, eastern and central Saudi Arabia.

He said this is "the second rainfall this season," even though 40 days have passed since the end of rain season.

On Saturday, Malija city and Al-Nairiya province in eastern Saudi experienced medium rainfall. Al-Nairiya's head of traffic police Fahad Mohammed Al-Hakbani asked drivers to take extra care during rain and not to drive through valleys, especially during floods.

In April last year, 18 people were killed throughout Saudi Arabia because of floods following heavy rain.

Municipalities in the eastern cities of Dammam, Dhahran, Khobar and Qatif are expected to use drainage stations and tanks to collect rain and keep the streets dry.

 

 

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