Snow turns much of Lebanon white

Snow turns much of Lebanon white
January 10, 2013

BEIRUT: Snow blanketed much of Lebanon Thursday after a fierce overnight snowstorm, with many people trapped in remote villages by blizzards.

Snow settled on the Lebanese coast, in north and south, in a rare appearance in over a decade as the country experienced record low temperatures.

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UAE temp to dip to an almost freezing 1°C
January 22, 2012

According to the NCMS forecast for today, minimum temperatures are set to test 1°C in the UAE’s mountainous regions while internal areas could see temperatures dipping to a nippy 5°C and coastal areas could see minimum temperatures of 13°C.

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UAE cold snap to continue till the end of the week
January 24, 2012

Country continues to shiver as Met department records sub-zero temperatures at Jebel Jais area of Ras Al Khaimah
The UAE will wake up to the ‘chilling’ news that the cold snap that has enveloped the country will continue through the week.

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UAE temperatures to dip further: 8°C forecast
February 21, 2012

Temperatures in the UAE are set to fall to 8°C today, according to the weather forecast by National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), adding that relative humidity is likely to increase over some internal areas tonight and early morning tomorrow.

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UAE storm scatters Dh4,000 from man at ATM
March 20, 2012

Temperatures have seen a steady decline over the past few days, with mercury dipping to 8°C in some areas of the country. The weatherman says “another fall in temperatures is expected” today, with “wind gradually decreasing during night over inland.”

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Snow in Saudi Arabia in May?

Snow in Saudi Arabia in May?
May 12, 2009

From the Saudi Gazette

In one of the rare occasions, Saudis enjoy the snowfall in Al-Baha city south-west of Riyadh, Tuesday. Torrential rains pouring down on Al-Baha accompanied by gusty winds were accompanied by snow capping the mountains and covering the valley areas and the forests of Al-Zaraeb and Khayrah.

The last report we had like this in mid January said that the snow and cold was the “worst in 30 years“. In January, snow isn’t unexpected in Saudi Arabia, it has happened before. But in May?

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AFGHANISTAN: Planning a child? Then avoid the winter months to save lives

AFGHANISTAN: Planning a child? Then avoid the winter months
3 March 2009

KABUL, 3 March 2009 (IRIN) – Some health specialists are suggesting that couples plan pregnancies so that the mother’s due date does not fall in the cold winter months. This, they say, will help save lives.

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This is the frozen north … of the UAE

This is the frozen north … of the UAE
January 25. 2009

Snow covered the Jebel Jais area for only the second time in recorded history yesterday.

So rare was the event that one lifelong resident said the local dialect had no word for it.


Dubai: Weather remains cold for time of year

Dubai: Weather remains cold for time of year
January 16, 2009

Dubai: Night-time temperature has dropped to 9 degrees Celsius in Sharjah and 12 degrees in Dubai, about three degrees lower than what it is usually this time of the year, the met office said on Friday.

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