New Delhi: It is the month of December, Christmas is round the corner and looks like someone has received an early Christmas present in the form of a rare occurrence!
The people of Saudi Arabia were in for a big surprise when they stepped out to see their surroundings blanketed in snow after temperatures dropped to -3 degrees Celsius in the northern regions of the country.
This was a welcome change for a region that usually receives moderate rainfall until October and the people happily took full advantage of the snowfall.
As per the Hindustan Times, 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.
Furthermore, 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.
Micro-blogging website Twitter was in a tizzy with people posting and sharing their experience with the snow. Have a look at the tweets below and if you expect to go for a desert safari in Saudi Arabia, be prepared to make snowmans and snow angels instead!
Snowfall in a Tabuk Saudi Arabia as unstable weather sweeps across the region. pic.twitter.com/V63g5jRAvp
— Mohammed Al-Binateej (@ATEEKSTER) November 24, 2016
— المملكة اليوم (@KSATODAY1) November 26, 2016
— ✨Rimsha Khan✨ (@rimshaKhan82) November 23, 2016
— T ∃ S L A (@Discloser1) December 1, 2016
Watch the video of a man enjoying himself in the snow below!
(Video courtesy: LUCKY ALIEN)