While mainstream news outlets spout stories of a never-ending global heatwave, snow, hail and rain lash parts of Saudi Arabia creating a phenomenon never before witnessed.
The streets of the southern city of Khamis Mushayt have been flooded-out by torrential downpours.
— جديد خميس مشيط NEW (@nakelmall051) August 3, 2018
And freak mid-summer snow has made many roads impassable.
— طقس العرب – السعودية (@ArabiaWeatherSA) August 19, 2018
— أخبار السعودية (@SaudiNews50) January 25, 2018
Earlier this year, snow fell in the mountainous area of Saudi Arabia’s Tabuk region located close to the Jordan-Saudi border.
Back in 2016, the country saw one of its first-ever recorded snowstorms.
These incredibly rare events are on the increase.