Rare hailstorm in Saudi Arabia leaves snow-covered sand dunes in Medina

A rare hailstorm left the sand dunes covered in snow outside the Saudi Arabian town of Badr on Tuesday.

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Drone footage shows the unusual white landscape of Medina province, with locals gathering to enjoy the scenes and cars driving on a nearby highway.

Other videos shared on social media showed a double rainbow appearing in the sky after the storm.

Earlier this year, snow blanketed the town of Tabuk in northwest Saudi Arabia.

Images shared by the state SPA news agency showed cars covered in snow and people wearing heavy clothing as they took advantage of the rare sight of snow in the kingdom.

Another social media user shared a video of Tabuk residents performing a traditional dance to celebrate the first snowfall of the year.

With Reuters

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