Saudi desert is covered in rare snow and hailstorms

21st January, 2022.      //   General Interest  // 
Snow fell in and around the Saudi city of Tabuk on January 17

Snow fell in and around the Saudi city of Tabuk on January 17

When most people think of the Saudi Arabian desert, they generally think of sand dunes that have been cooked by the sun all day. Those dunes, on the other hand, have recently been blanketed in snow.
In and around Saudi Arabia, several recent snow and hailstorms have changed landscapes, sparking a stir among locals and social media sensations.

Osama Al-Habri, a Saudi photographer, caught aerial photographs of citizens clad in white gathered in Badr Governorate, southwest of the Islamic pilgrimage city of Medina, earlier this month.
According to Al-Harbi, such intense winter weather in the Badr desert area was an unusual occurrence that had not occurred for years. It was a “historic hailstorm,” he said. The place was crowded with visitors, according to the Saudi photographer who photographed the events on January 11, who said many had driven miles to see the frozen terrain.

According to the Saudi Press Agency, the National Center of Meteorology in Saudi Arabia had expected moderate to heavy rain in the Medina region at the time of Al-arrival, Harbi’s as well as gusts, reduced visibility, and hail.
According to Reuters, snow fell on February 16 in northwestern Saudi Arabia, covering the city of Tabuk, close the Jordanian border, as well as neighboring mountains in northern Saudi Arabia.

Saudis melt snow for coffee in Jabal al-Lawz. Many people traveled for miles to experience the unusual conditions

Saudis melt snow for coffee in Jabal al-Lawz. Many people traveled for miles to experience the unusual conditions

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