Parts of the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia are experiencing snowfall — and netizens are rushing online to document it. From photographs to videos, from Twitter to Facebook, and from Instagram to Snapchat, we have a minute by minute feed of what it is like for Saudis to experience snow.
The snow, although rare in Saudi Arabia, is more common in Tabuk, in northwestern Saudi Arabia and close to the Jordanian border, where snowfall is recorded once every three to four years.
The Storm Centre shares this snippet of information:
— مركز العاصفة (@Storm_centre) January 26, 2016
Saudi Arabia: Snowfall on the Dhahr ridge in Tabouk. Photographs by Turki Alhuwaiti
Musleh Elharbi tweets:
— مصلح الحربي (@maslh10) January 26, 2016
It's snowing now on Aldhahr ridge and the ground has become white. Check out the footage on my account on Snapchat.
Aysha bint Abdulaziz shares photographs which may have been taken earlier in the day of sheep and camels in the snow:
— عايشه بنت عبدالعزيز (@ayosh70) January 26, 2016
Camels in the desert in the snow and what's more beautiful is this flock of sheep
And Fahad Aldhorfari shares a video of snow falling on a car windshield (not a joke), which has been retweeted almost 70 times at the time of writing this post:
— فهد الطرفاوي (@500_fofo) January 26, 2016