Snowfall in Saudi Arabia: hailstorm blankets country’s northern city

    28 Nov 2021

    Parts of northern Saudi Arabia were covered in a fine layer of hail and snow on Sunday as temperatures plummeted to approximately 7° C. A picture shared by a social media user reportedly shows snowfall in the city of Qurayyat, Al Jawf Province.

    Images circulating on social media showed the white landscape in the city of Qurayyat, in Al Jawf Province. The Saudi city is 30 kilometers away from the border with Jordan. 

    In one video hail can be seen falling from the sky, Arab News reports.

     

     

    A Saudi National Center for Meteorology report said thunderstorms accompanied by light winds and hail showers would fall across Al-Jawf, the northern borders and Tabuk, extending to the coastal areas of the Medina region.

    Parts of northern Saudi Arabia were covered in a fine layer of hail and snow on Sunday as temperatures plummeted to approximately 7C. Images circulating on social media showed a white landscape in the city of Qurayyat, in Al Jawf Province. The Saudi city is 30km away from the border with Jordan. In one video, hail can be seen falling from the sky.

     

     

    A Saudi National Centre for Meteorology report said thunderstorms accompanied by light winds and hail showers would fall across Al Jawf, the northern borders and Tabuk, extending to the coastal areas of the Medina region.

    The Saudi Civil Defense had announced that there were no injuries in Al-Qurayyat in Al-Jawf region due to the rainy situation in the governorate during the past hours, revealing that assistance was provided to one case of detention.

    The Civil Defense explained, via Twitter, that there is a spread and field follow-up of the civilians of Qurayyat in light of the rainy situation in the governorate, as assistance was provided to one case of detention, and there were no injuries.

     

     

    Pictures of cars flooded with water spread as a result of heavy rain accompanied by hail, and social media users expressed their sympathy with their owners.

    Al-Qurayyat Governorate is located in the northern part of Saudi Arabia, 30 km away from the Jordanian border, and its area is about 50 square km, Middleeast.in-24 states.

    The climatic conditions in the Qurayyat governorate are affected to a certain extent by the climate of the Mediterranean basin, and the climate of the region is characterized by moderation in summer, cold in winter, and frost forms, and temperatures drop to 12.8 below zero, as happened in the winter of 1392 AH, and snow falls on the al-Kutub area It is covered in white because of its height.

     

     

    Sunday, several regions in northern Saudi Arabia were covered with cold and snow, and the communication sites were filled with wonderful videos of the white general covering large areas in the Qurayyat Governorate, which recorded a noticeable drop in temperatures.

     

     

    Meanwhile, the weather expert, Saudi astronomer researcher and meteorologist Dr. Khaled Al-Zaqaq expected, in a tweet on his Twitter account, that “the square, which is the season of the beginning of the actual cold, will begin within days, saying that the beginning will be with” a “moderate and wet cold, and its last stars with the beginning of the cold Shabbat.” The harshest of the year, meaning after 30 days we will live the coldest days of the year, which is the season of the cold Al-Azraq, which is called this because the bodies turn blue from its intensity.

     

    It is noteworthy that the National Center of Meteorology had expected, in its report on the weather, thunderstorms accompanied by active winds and showers of hail in the regions of Al-Jawf, the northern border, Tabuk, extending to the coastal parts of the Medina region.

    It is also expected that the surface winds will be active on the Arabian Gulf, with the formation of fog on the heights of Asir, Al Baha, Makkah and Madinah.

     

     

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    On January, 2021, snow fell in Saudi Arabia for the first time in 50 years

     

    Saudi Arabia’s Sahara Desert has seen snowfall for the first time in over 50 years. The snowfall came as temperatrues dropped across the Kingdom to -2° C.

    While temperatures in the Sahara can climb upwards of 50° C, there has been unusually moderate temperatures during the month of January.

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