While most of the Middle East suffered prolonged heavy rains and deadly floods over the past 30 days, winter weather hit parts of the Arabian Peninsula, covering its deserts in a layer of snow.
Northern Saudi cities, including Ha’il, al-Jouf and Tabuk experienced another round of snow this week, bringing both joy and misery to its residents.
And you thought there was no snow in the desert. pic.twitter.com/MEliiCGSSD— Lovin Saudi (@LovinSaudi) November 19, 2018
On November 19, Al Qassim region, located almost at the center of the Arabian Peninsula and known for its cold winters and hot summers, experienced intense hailstorms and snow fog:
Unbelievable and Unreal Snowfall Blankets North-Western Region Of Saudi Arabia— People Of Saudi Arabia (@pplofKSA) November 21, 2018
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The region saw its first snow of the season at the beginning of November.
At the time, snow and hail fell as south as Maysan in the country's southwest.
Many avid photographers documented the view, as the cold weather helped keep the sheet of snow covering trees, valleys and mountains from melting.
Featured image: Desert covered with the blanket of snow in Al Rass, Al Qassim. Credit: People Of Saudi Arabia