Saudi Arabia is classified as a desert country. A desert is a hot and dry place. Yet there are actually 8 cities in Saudi Arabia that are really cold in winter.
The temperature can fall below zero degrees Celsius as well! So brace yourselves up to learn about these 8 interesting cities. Recommended: 5 Places in Saudi Arabia where it snows in the Winter
Turaif is located at the northern borders of Saudi Arabia. It is the country’s coolest city as it holds the record of experiencing the lowest temperature ever in the kingdom! It has observed a temperature of -12 degrees Celsius which makes it the coldest city on the Arabian Peninsula.
Saudi Arabia exhibits great geography. Its southern parts are hot as they mainly comprise mountains. However, the northern parts of the country exhibit extreme cold temperature in winters.
Sakaka is another northern city of the kingdom, where winters are really harsh. Temperature can fall to zero degrees Celsius here.
Abha is another great city in Saudi Arabia. It is carved in the middle of the Sarawat Mountains. It exhibits high altitude: in fact, it is one of the highest inhabited cities of the Kingdom.
It has an elevation of 2,270 m. The city of Abha is not the coldest place in Saudi Arabia: many people have a wrong belief: Yet it is the city with the most pleasant weather around Saudi Arabia.
Rafha is a city that has actually experienced some heavy snowfalls. So why move abroad to witness snow when you have snowfall in KSA? The city sits close to the border of Iraq.
The capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh has been able to grab chilly winters for the past few years. The nights become really cold in Riyadh. The temperature falls to zero degrees Celsius for 1 or 2 nights as well.
The previous year’s winters in Riyadh were unfortunately not that cold. Maybe we can attribute this to global warming.
Snowfall lovers have to visit Tabuk in winter. Whenever the news strikes with headlines of snowfall in the kingdom: Tabuk is the place that comes to mind. A thin layer of snow covers the sand here. The temperature has been recorded to fall as low as -4 degrees Celsius.
The city of Arar got its foundations in 1951. It lies in the middle of the huge plain yet rocky limestone. It has the weather everyone would love to experience: a cool moderate one. The temperature here does not fall to zero degrees yet snowfall hits here very modestly.
Hail is an elevated city. It lies at an elevation of 950 meters. This elevation allows it to exhibit pleasant weather around the year. Hail is an agricultural city where the temperature can fall to -10 degrees Celsius.