Freezing temperatures in Saudi Arabia’s Asir for the first time since 1971
Freezing temperatures and snowfall have been reported in Saudi Arabia's Asir Province on January 10, 2021, leaving urban areas, mountains, and deserts covered in snow.
The temperatures in the region dropped below -2 °C (28.4 °F) for the first time in 50 years, according to local media.
Saudi Arabia’s meteorology office urged residents to keep warm and avoid venturing to isolated places.
#WATCH: Parts of #SaudiArabia were blanketed by snow on Friday, especially in the northwestern regions such as the Dahr Mountains (Video: @alekhbariyatv)https://t.co/HCQWErHoR1 pic.twitter.com/g2pN8V7GRp
— Arab News (@arabnews) January 10, 2020
Asir is located in the SW part of Saudi Arabia, on the border with Yemen.
January is Asir's coldest month, with an average temperature of 15 °C (59 °F) — low 8 °C (46 F), high 22 °C (72 °F).
Featured image credit: weather events/YT
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