Residents enjoy rare snowfall in northwest Saudi


Residents of Tabuk are enjoying the rare snowfall that has hit the northwestern region of Saudi Arabia.

People have been spotted parked around the mountain region which has been covered by a sheet of white snow.

Cars have crowded the roads leading to Mount Alluz. The area is teeming with visitors from several cities in the region who have traveled to get a glimpse of the unexpected snowfall.

Traffic patrol, security as well as emergency services have been deployed in the area to assure safety.

Saudi officials have warned residents to avoid the valleys and areas affected by flooding.

Snowfall has also hit the region bordering Jordan, especially the villages of Tafha, Nagira and Ghouson.