Winter is here: Incredible video shows UAE's Jebel Jais covered in frost as temperatures drop to 5.6°C

A sheet of ice covered the country's highest peak

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Published: Sat 8 Jan 2022, 3:35 PM

Last updated: Sat 8 Jan 2022, 11:46 PM

Jebel Jais might be the coolest place in the UAE - literally.

A video shared on social media shows stunning images of the UAE's highest peak, which was covered in frost on Saturday. Temperatures dropped to a chilly 5.6°C, according to the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM).

Earlier this week, temperatures dipped to 3.4°C in Jebel Jais, the lowest this year.

While snow is a rare phenomenon in other parts of the UAE, Jebel Jais often records near-freezing temperatures during the winter.

In 2020, snow blanketed Jebel Jais, as temperatures dipped below 0°C. It was one of the lowest temperatures recorded in the country.

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