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WATCH: Snow in desert in Saudi Arabia?

The desert of Tabuk region in Saudi Arabia has swathed in snow as temperatures in the north west part of the kingdom dropped to -2C.

With the mercury normally hitting about 20C at this time of year, the frosty scene has sent locals and tourists in frenzy.

In an Instagram video, a man in the desert is seen panning the camera to show the hail-covered streets and desert which seemingly looks like snow.

The video also shows strong current and flooding by the side of the road due to raining.

It is normal for the northern side of the country to experience hail and raining especially in the winter season.

During this season, the desert wakes up in snow, a reason why it has become popular among residents and tourists alike.

According to the Saudi news agency, the rain and hail is expected to continue especially in the northern areas of the country.

Photo credit: SPA.GOV

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