Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ice-coated Desert

Emergency winter supplies began reaching citizens in the frozen Saudi Arabian region of Tabuk and Qasim which witnessed sub-zero temperatures this week

Supplies of blankets, winter clothes, rugs, warming devices and food were all distributed free of charge.

Temperatures reached their lowest point in 30 years, plunging to -2C in the capital, Riyadh, and to -6C in mountainous regions blanketed by snow.

At least 10 people have died in the country as a weather system driven South from Siberia sent temperatures plummeting.

Pictures taken in Al-Kharj, 100 km from Riyadh.

No comments: