Saudis warned to prepare for big freeze with temperatures set to plummet

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

Saudis warned to prepare for big freeze with temperatures set to plummet

  • Temperatures are expected to reach zero degrees and below. 
  • Parts of Saudi Arabia were covered in a blanket of snow on Jan. 10

RIYADH: Weather warnings have been issued for most regions in Saudi Arabia, with temperatures expected to reach zero degrees and below. 
The General Authority of Meteorology and Environment said the freezing conditions would affect the Northern Border Region, Al-Jouf, Tabuk, and Hail, and will extend to the Qassim region and the northern parts of Riyadh, the Eastern Province and Madinah, as of Monday evening.
The General Directorate of Civil Defense called for people to make sure any heating they use is safe and well maintained. It also said charcoal and firewood should only be burned outdoors.
Parts of Saudi Arabia were covered in a blanket of snow last month when temperatures in the Kingdom plummeted.
The deserts around Tabuk had a thick layer of snow, drawing in visitors and tourists to enjoy the rare winter wonderland.


Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

Updated 24 October 2020

Arab coalition destroys Houthi drone targeting Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a drone launched by the Houthis toward Saudi Arabia's southern region on Saturday. 

The armed drone which targeted civilians was destroyed on Saturday afternoon, coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said. 

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) condemned the attempted attack and reiterated that it stands with the Kingdom in maintaining its stability and security.