Today, news-anchor Joyce Karam shared a 30-second-video of camels sitting down during a rare snowstorm in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. The caption read, “Woah. Heavy snowstorm is underway in Tabuk in #Saudi Arabia. These camels look so confused”.
Watch it here:
Woah. Heavy snow storm is underway in Tabuk in #Saudi Arabia.
These camels 🐫 look so confused: pic.twitter.com/ScxqiiYCfC
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) February 18, 2021
And the camels should be! According to Arab News, the unusual weather is still unexplained. Last Tuesday (16 Feb), weather warnings have been issued for several regions across Saudi Arabia lasting until Friday.
Authorities warned of thunderstorms with cold showers and brisk winds in the capital Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Tabuk, Hail, the Northern Borders Province, Asir, Al-Baha, Jazan, Najran and Jawf. It also warned some areas will experience heavy rain that may lead to torrential flooding.
There is a chance of snow in the mountainous regions in Tabuk, the northern outskirts of Jawf and the Northern Borders Province. The warnings were issued based on data received from the National Centre of Meteorology.
Back in Jan, Saudi Arabia’s Sahara Desert has seen snowfall for the first time in over 50 years. The snowfall came as temperatures dropped across the kingdom to minus 2°C. The incredibly low temperatures come off the back of 2020 being crowned the hottest year on record.