Turaif — Snow blanketed the Turaif governorate in the Northern Border Region as the mercury dropped subzero temperature in some parts of the northern regions of Saudi Arabia.
People of Turaif ventured out to witness the marvelous scenes of the “white sea” spreading all over the vast plains and mountains. They enjoyed the icy breeze and were delighted to take photographs of the incredible snowfall scenes.
Farhan Al-Anzi, director of the National Center of Meteorology in the Tabuk region, tweeted that the governorate recorded subzero temperatures. The snowfall in the governorate would continue until Tuesday morning; he said adding all residents of the region should remain vigilant and careful.
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Located at the northern borders, the city of Turaif experiences the lowest temperature in winter across the Arabian Peninsula.
The coldest city of Saudi Arabia had recorded the lowest temperature of minus 12 degrees Celsius in the past. Snow continued to fall throughout many nights in the city.
Tabuk, Arar, Rafha, and Shaqraa, the other major cities in the northern region, have also experienced a mercury drop below zero and saw heavy snowfall during the winter season.