Residents of Tabuk, situated about 1,500 kms north of Riyadh, were delighted by a rare sight of snow following snowfall in the region on Friday. Residents were taken in by the beauty of the white cover that blanketed the region. Parts of Tabuk, especially Al-Zaher and Aleghan in Tabuk recorded snowfall for the second consecutive day. Temperature in these regions has dropped below zero.
The Directorate of Civil Defence in the region has issued warnings to residents to stay away from areas that have been identified as dangerous – such as valleys, dams, roads, snow-capped mountains. Parents have been advised t
While other regions of Saudi Arabia including Makkah region experienced medium to heavy rainfall, the rare snowfall in Tabuk is due to the snowstorm moving over the kingdom from Syria.
Here are some pictures of snow in Tabuk published in local newspapers.