A rare cold wave in Saudi Arabia surprised its residents who are more accustomed to sandy deserts with a carpet of snow.


November is considered to be the winter in Saudi, but temperatures usually hover around the 20s, so this cold wave was not only unexpected, but is also a chilling reminder of global warming.


Temperatures plunged to a chilling -3 and -1 degrees in the central and north-west regions of Saudi.


Unsurprisingly, the Saudis were delighted and took to Twitter to express their unbridled joy at the sight of snow.