Heavy Rain, Hail, Strong Winds and Even Snow Slam Oman


Snow in Oman isn’t something you will see often.

But with mercury dropping around the Arabian Gulf, winter has officially begun in the region – with heavy rain, hail, strong winds and even snow lashing parts of the region.

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Snow in Oman on November 14, 2019. Picture via Youtube video

A video of snowfall on a mountain in the Gulf has gone viral after it was posted on Thursday. You bet!

According to the Times of Oman, this unusual snow fell in Jabal Shams early on Thursday morning as temperatures fell below 5°C (41°F).

A statement issued online by Oman News Agency said: “Jabal Shams in Al Hamra recorded the lowest temperature in Oman, reaching 4°C (39°F).

Heavy rain and hail has lashed UAE in recent weeks, flooding roads and even damaging property in some areas.

Some schools in Fujairah even had to close due to bad weather.

This week Algeria, Alfrica also got buried in snow. [Times of Oman]

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