Astronomer Khalid al-Zaaq said the highest temperature recorded in Saudi Arabia within 45 years was 53 degrees Celsius, and it was recorded in Al-Ahsa and Al-Kharj during the summer season, much like the present day.
Zaaq said high temperatures are recorded in these areas because they fall on the Tropic of Cancer where the sun is directly overhead. The Tropic of Cancer passes through Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Oman.
According to Zaaq, information which people circulate about scorching temperatures that are much higher than normal temperatures aim to attract people’s attention and intimidate them.
“Life does not stop when temperatures increase in Saudi Arabia while in some countries, daily life stops when snow falls like what happens yearly in Europe,” he said.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر