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Saudi: People in northern regions gear up for winter

People in the northern regions of Saudi Arabia geared up for cold weather with their sweaters and thermals as temperatures plummeted to below freezing points in some cities and governorates.

Al-Qurayyat governorate in the northern Al-Jouf region and Turaif in the Northern Borders Region recorded the lowest temperatures in the Kingdom, with the mercury dropping below one degree Celsius at dawn Saturday.

The temperatures in Tabuk city reached three degrees Celsius while Hail recorded five degrees Celsius. Al-Qurayyat, Turaif and other cities of the northern regions usually witness extreme sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall during the winter season.

Most provinces of the Kingdom, including Makkah, Riyadh, Al-Baha, Asir, Al-Qassim, Eastern Province, Tabuk, the Northern Borders Region, Al-Jouf and Hail will witness rainy winter weather from Tuesday.


Saudi Gazette

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