Parts of Saudi Arabia blanketed in snow

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Parts of Saudi Arabia were blanketed by snow on Friday, especially in the northwestern regions such as the Dahr Mountains. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Parts of Saudi Arabia were blanketed by snow on Friday, especially in the northwestern regions such as the Dahr Mountains. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Parts of Saudi Arabia were blanketed by snow on Friday, especially in the northwestern regions such as the Dahr Mountains. (Al-Ekhbariya)
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Updated 10 February 2020

Parts of Saudi Arabia blanketed in snow

  • Temperatures dropped below 0 degrees Celsius in some parts
  • Saudi Arabia’s meteorology office urging residents to keep warm

LONDON: Parts of Saudi Arabia were blanketed by snow on Friday, especially in the northwestern regions such as the Dahr Mountains.

Videos of the snowfall went viral on social media.

Temperatures dropped below zero in some parts, with Saudi Arabia’s meteorology office urging residents to keep warm and avoid venturing to isolated places.

The General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection also forecasted heavy rain and thunderstorms over Tabuk, Madinah, the Northern Borders, Hail and Al-Jouf.


Saudi Arabia announces 34 more COVID-19 deaths

Updated 6 min 25 sec ago

Saudi Arabia announces 34 more COVID-19 deaths

  • The health ministry said that 1,175 more people have recovered from the virus
  • A total of 71,791 patients have recovered from the virus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced 34 more deaths from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 3,121 new cases of the disease on Saturday.
Of the new cases, 900 were recorded in Riyadh, 572 in Jeddah, 279 in Makkah, 170 in Madinah and 149 in Dammam.
The health ministry added that 1,175 more people have recovered from the virus, taking the total number of recoveries in the Kingdom to 71,791.
A total of 676 people have died of the disease in the Kingdom so far.
On Friday, the Kingdom announced a series of restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Jeddah after the city saw a spike in the number of infections.