Saudis turn to comedy in snowy, wet weather

White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia. (Twitter)

Surreal images of snow and heavy rain in the northern regions of Saudi Arabia have been making global headlines in recent days, leading the Saudi citizens to create a hashtag on Twitter asking: “Is Riyadh the new London?”

White and brown merged into one color as snow covered the desert sand in central and northwestern regions in Saudi Arabia after temperatures dropped below zero degree Celsius.

In the central city of Shakra’ and the northwestern city of Tabuk, thin layers of snow carpeted the ground while heavy rain was witnessed in the cities like Jeddah.

[The weather is so European today that someone stopped me at the traffic light and asked: "Brother, are you a scholarship student? I relied: No, I'm just visiting!.] Saudi students usually have the above conversation in countries like Canada and the United States.]

[Translation: Watch this clip that has stump professional European and American skiers as this Saudi man skies in Jabal al-Lawz mountain.]

[Translation: Now Saudi clubs are competing among each other to build the better snowman mascots]

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49
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