Monday, January 26, 2009

Snow in Dubai

A blanket of snow has covered the Al-Jees mountain.This is rare phenomenon in the UAE.
Al-Jees mountain, 1,737 metres above sea level and 25 kilometres northeast of Ras al-Khaimah city, was covered in 20 centimetres of snow.

Limited snowfall was recorded some years back but this is the first time that the peak of the mountain is fully covered in snow.

Temperatures plunged to minus 3 degrees Celsius on Friday and again to below zero on Saturday.

An area of five square kilometres was covered in snow.

The emirates of Abu Dhabi and Dubai also had heavy rains on Friday and Saturday in a spell of rare chilly weather.Temperatures can reach 50 Celcius in summer.

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