Temperature drops to below zero in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is embracing for a cold wave as the temperature is expected to plummet to below zero in some areas. (File Photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia is embracing for a cold wave as the temperature is expected to plummet to below zero in some areas.

The Early Warning System of the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection forecasted a temperature drop to below zero with a touch of frost Wednesday in six regions: Sakaka, Arar, Tabouk, Hail, Hafr al Batin, and north al-Qassim.

On Thursday, the average temperature is expected to drop to 5 degrees in Riyadh, 9 degrees in Medina, and 8 degrees in al-Dammam. Mecca and Jeddah are set to witness mild temperatures during this period.

The General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection forecast partly cloudy and cloudy skies north and southwest, with possibilities of rain and snowing on the northern outskirts of the kingdom.

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