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25 June 2024

Snowfall on Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah

Snowfall on the mountains of Ras Al Khaimah (SUPPLIED)

By Staff Writer

In a rare phenomenon, the Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah was covered with snow yesterday morning, 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.