Saudi Arabia’s desert changes color after rare hailstorm hits yard – Archyde

RIAD, KOMPAS.comdesert Saudi Arabia turns white after being covered snow and the ice follows’Hailstorm‘ which is very rare.

snow and ice covers the dunes after temperatures drop below freezing, encouraging locals to enjoy the weather and play snowball.

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Saudis are flocking to Jabal al-Lawz, also known as Mount Almond, in Tabuk’s northwestern region as the area is covered in snow.

Every year, people go up the 2580-meter mountain when it snows and pitch tents and picnics to enjoy the cold weather.

Recent snowfalls and hailstorms in the region have covered the normally golden dunes with white snow.

Saudis gathered in Jabal al-Lawz Monday (1/17/2022) with some enjoying the melting snow and brewing coffee during a picnic. While others fight with snowballs.

Earlier this month, Saudi photographer Osama Al-Habri took aerial photos of people gathering in Badr province, southwest of the city of Medina, on January 11 to capture the unusual sight.

Cars lined the road while hundreds of people gathered in the area.

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said Al-Harbi CNN that a “historic hailstorm” crushed the desert into a blanket of thick snow and ice.

The photographer told news outlets that the area swarms with visitors who have traveled miles to see the icy landscape.

Last January, locals and foreigners alike flocked there desert in the Aseer region of Saudi Arabia to enjoy the snowfall.

Although snowfall is rare in the desert, it is not impossible. The high-pressure system of cold air can move overland into the desert, causing lower temperatures.

Such an anticyclone can reach Saudi Arabia by moving clockwise out of Central Asia, picking up moisture that cools into snow.

Snow settles on the sands of the Sahara Desert after temperatures plummeted below freezing.

Ice covers the dunes in a rare phenomenon in the world’s largest desert, where temperatures have averaged 58 degrees Celsius.

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Photographer Karim Bouchetata captured this stunning image of snow and ice in the city of Ain Sefra in northwestern Algeria yesterday.

Overnight, the temperature in the Algerian city plummeted to minus 2 degrees Celsius.

The ice created a stunning pattern in the sand after an unexpected snowfall in the area.

This “powder” marks the fifth time in 42 years that the city has seen snow. Previous events occurred in 1979, 2016, 2018 and 2021.

Ain Sefra – known as the Gateway to the Desert – sits about 3,000 feet above sea level and is surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

The Sahara covers most of North Africa and has experienced variations in temperature and humidity over the past several hundred thousand years.

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Although the Sahara is very dry at this point, the region is expected to return to its green in about 15,000 years.

Last year camels were seen surrounded by snow when North Africa was gripped extreme Temperatur in summer and winter.

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