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Residents wake up to see snow-capped peaks in Ras Al Khaimah


Frost spread over the mountain tops in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah as the temperature fell below  zero degree Celsius Monday night.

People in the valley woke up in the morning to see snow topping over the Mount Jais.

On January 25th, almost exactly three years later, snow was found to have fallen on the Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah, as temperature fell sharply to below zero degree centigrade.

Although limited snowfall had been recorded on the mountain some years ago, it was the first time the peak of the mountain was fully covered in about 20cm of snow.

The Jais Mountain, which stands at about 1,900m above sea level, is located 25km north-east of the Ras Al Khaimah city, which witnessed medium to heavy rainfall on the mountains located north of the city yesterday morning.

The rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning, flooded the valleys and brought the mercury levels sharply down.