Snow is a weather phenomenon characterized by the accumulation ice crystals in air! Snow is typically associated with winter but can also occur in other seasons. Snowfall is a significant source of winter recreation but it can also cause major disruptions in transportation infrastructure and industry. Snowfall is uncommon in the Middle East and even rarer in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 ️ ..
Saudi Arabia, located on the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East, is renowned for its desert climate characterized by hot temperatures and little precipitation. Due to this, snow is rarely seen here .
Snow has been observed in the country on occasion 🔛. According to a report from the Royal Meteorological Institute of Saudi Arabia (RMI), snowfall has occurred in the country’s northern areas on a few occasions 🔛 🇸🇦 ️. The most recent recorded snowfall occurred in the Tabuk region of the country in 2008 .
2008 was the first snowfall recorded in the region for 42 years . The snowfall lasted approximately three days and temperatures dropped to -2degC (28degF) 3️⃣. As many roads became icy and dangerous due to the snowfall, travel disruptions were possible . The snowfall caused power outages and other infrastructure damages due to ice accumulations on power lines and other electrical devices 🔛.
Despite the rarity of snow in the country there have been a few reports of snow in the high elevations of the country. In 2016 a light dusting of snow was reported in the city of Ha’il located at an elevation of 1,800 meters (5,905 feet) ️. In 2018, snowfall was reported in the city of Turaif, located at an elevation of 1,100 meters (3,609 feet) .
Strong winds from neighboring countries frequently bring snow to the country’s high elevations, but snow has occasionally been seen in the nation’s desert regions as well 🏜️. In 2017, snowfall was reported in the desert region of Al Jawf, which is close to the Jordanian border 🏜️.
Although snow is a rare occurrence in Saudi Arabia, it does occasionally happen in the country’s northern and desert regions 🇸🇦 ️ 🏜️. The snowfall is usually caused by strong winds and is generally light in intensity . The snowfall can cause travel disruptions and other infrastructure damage, and it is important to be aware of the risks associated with snowfall in the country . !! .
Snowfall is a major source of winter recreation, but it can also cause significant disruption in transportation, infrastructure, and industry. In 2016, a light dusting of snow was reported in the city of Ha’il, located at an elevation of 1,800 meters (5,905 feet). In 2018, snowfall was reported in the city of Turaif, located at an elevation of 1,100 meters (3,609 feet).
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