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It has snowed once again in UAE


The peak of Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah has been covered with snow amid drop of the temperature below zero Celsius.

The last time snow had been reported on Jabal Jais was on the night of 24 January 2009 - exactly three years ago.

A team from the Department of the Air Wing at the General Headquarters of Ras Al Khaimah Police, led by Major Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Head of the Department, toured the top of the highest mountain in the UAE.

Al Yamahi said, "the team went to the summit of Mount Jess, 1, 900 meters high above the sea, and lies 25 kilometers from the city of Ras Al Khaimah, where the team found a thick layer of frost covering vast areas of the mountain.

During the tour the members of the team were almost frozen from the cold weather because of the low temperature."

He added that the frost is caused by the cold northern winds laden with rainy clouds, indicating that the light to moderate rains had lashed many areas of Ras Al Khaimah, causing drop in temperature and forming of the frost on the high peak of mountain.

Al Yamahi warned tourists and mountain-goers to exercise caution, while in the mountainous highlands, especially during variable weather conditions.