Saudi Arabia shivers from record cold spell, temperature drops to -5°C

Riyadh - The last recorded snowfall in the city was in 2008.

By AFP

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram
In Tarif, on the border with Jordan, the temperature hit minus 5 degrees Celsius, according to the weather services. It dropped to minus three in Hail further southeast, and minus 2 in Arar on the border with Iraq.- Reuters
In Tarif, on the border with Jordan, the temperature hit minus 5 degrees Celsius, according to the weather services. It dropped to minus three in Hail further southeast, and minus 2 in Arar on the border with Iraq.- Reuters
In the capital Riyadh, the temperature dipped close to zero and the streets were deserted on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.- reuters
In the capital Riyadh, the temperature dipped close to zero and the streets were deserted on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.- reuters
'The country is experiencing its most intense cold snap since 2016,' Hassan Abdallah from the Wasm meteorological centre, said on Thursday, February 13.- SPA
"The country is experiencing its most intense cold snap since 2016," Hassan Abdallah from the Wasm meteorological centre, said on Thursday, February 13.- SPA
In neighbouring Iraq, where summers are also scorching, Baghdad residents woke up on Tuesday to find the city carpeted in white from only its second snowfall in a century.- SPA
In neighbouring Iraq, where summers are also scorching, Baghdad residents woke up on Tuesday to find the city carpeted in white from only its second snowfall in a century.- SPA

Published: Thu 13 Feb 2020, 11:00 PM

Last updated: Fri 14 Feb 2020, 5:37 PM

The last recorded snowfall in the city was in 2008.- SPA
The last recorded snowfall in the city was in 2008.- SPA


Latest Photos
  • Category

  • Sort By