Since it is not every winter that this desert experiences snowfall, Saudis made the most of this rare opportunity to have some fun.
It's raining cats and dogs in Saudi Arabia. Who would have expected to witness snowfall in the Sahara desert? People of Saudi can't ask for a better weather to rejoice. It's like experience the Swiss-like atmosphere in a Desert!
The Saudi Arabia desert is covered with snow on Wednesday, Temperature has plunged to as low as minus 3 degrees celsius in the northern region of the Arab Country.
Professor Abdallah al-Musanad, professor of climate science at Qassim University, told Alarabiya.net that this is the second rainfall this season, even though 40 days have passed since the rain season ended.
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 to tackle the unexpected weather change.
But for now, people in Saudi are taking pleasure in the sudden weather change.
Snowfall in a Tabuk Saudi Arabia as unstable weather sweeps across the region. pic.twitter.com/V63g5jRAvp— Mohammed Al-Binateej (@ATEEKSTER) November 24, 2016
Snow today in Jabal Al-Lawz (mountain of almonds), Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. 23-11-2016/22-2-1438H #MyArabia
Snow falls in Northern Saudi Arabia: pic.twitter.com/PkAvPVWVJA— Arabian Veritas (@ArabianVeritas) November 24, 2016
Snow in the Saudi Arabia, climate change. pic.twitter.com/Zk3eX4WPHH— Nijad Abou Chacra (@nijadabichacra) November 28, 2016
Is this a reflection of climate change and global warming? For now, Citizens of Saudi Arabia were having a blast. But, The drastic weather changes could be a big concern.