By RIYADH: KHALID TAWALBEH, ARAB NEWS STAFF
Published: Mar 3, 2012 23:44 Updated: Mar 3, 2012 23:44
Heavy snowfall and rain hit the northern border region of Tabuk at around 3 p.m. Friday.
The Border Guards acted on the directives of Tabuk Gov. Prince Fahd bin Sultan to provide aid and assistance to citizens and residents.
Top Border Guard officials supervised the preparations taken to face the heavy snow and rains, confirming patrols continued to work under all circumstances to protect the borders of the Kingdom.
The region of Tabuk is well known for its desert climate that is hot and dry in summer and cool and rainy in winter. The maximum temperature in summer reaches 43 degrees Celsius, but in winter temperatures drop to 15 degrees during the day and 7 degrees at night, sometimes below zero. The region is affected by the Mediterranean climate, and sometimes temperatures drop to a point where it leads to snowfall. The region has a rate of 55 mm of rain but suffers from a lack of rainfall in the winter.