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Highly unusual spring snowfall in Saudi Arabia

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Spring snowfall turned mountains of northwestern Saudi Arabia into white on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Clouds began to form early Sunday over Jabal Al-Lawz in Tabuk Province and by sunset, snow covered all the area, Arab News reports.

Authorities sent security patrols, civil defense and ambulances to the area as visitors rushed to witness the conditions. 

Climate researcher, Eid Al-Madhlaani, said it was highly unusual to see snow falling on the last day of March.

Residents Nayef Al-Harby and Mohammad Al-Shammari said this was their first time to see the region covered in snow. "This is the first time we have seen the top of Jabal Al-Lawz blanketed in white, we’ve been waiting for this during the past days so we can come to enjoy the weather."

Madhlaani warned people who wish to visit the area to be extra careful when driving.

Featured image credit: Turki2020

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