Video: Snow blankets parts of UAE, Saudi as temperatures drop

The temperature dropped below zero degrees at the Jebel Jais mountain

Image courtesy: Saudi Press Agency SPA)

Snow covered the UAE’s highest peak, Jebel Jais, on Tuesday night after temperatures plummeted to zero.

Videos on social media showed the mountain top in Ras Al Khaimah blanketed with snow.

The lowest temperature recorded over the country on Wednesday morning was -0.1 degree celsuis in Jais Mountain at 4.15am.


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The UAE’s National Centre for Meteorology (NCM) had warned that the UAE could see freezing rain or snow this week due to adverse weather conditions.

Several parts of the country also witnessed heavy rains with thunder and hail during the weekend and on Tuesday.

The UAE recorded its highest amount of rainfall in 24 years, NCM said on Sunday, January 12.

Due to heavy showers, an African maid in Ras Al Khaimah died when the wall collapsed on her on Saturday.

Read more: Woman killed in RAK as UAE records highest amount of rainfall in 24 years

Meanwhile neighbouring Saudi Arabia has also recorded snowfall in the mountains of Tabuk in the northern region this week.

Videos showed thick snowfall across parts of the kingdom.