High areas in the southern Saudi province of Aseer witnessed unusual rough weather that included the fall of heavy rain, wind, hail, snow that resulted in the drowning of two children and two men.
Some areas of the southern region were covered in almost a white sheet of snow as rain continued to fall on Wednesday.
The municipality head Saraj al-Ghamidi told Al Arabiya that vehicles were successful in removing snow from the streets and thoroughfares.
The unusual weather had trapped citizens of the province’s al-Areen Center but the civil defense authorities managed to rescue them.
The weather also swept away farms in two villages in the province.
Residents said this weather is unprecedented.
The Aseer region is located in the southwestern part of Saudi Arabia and has an area of 80,000 Km2 and a population of 2.1 million. It borders on the west by the Red Sea. Unlike the rest of kingdom, it has a high annual rainfall (15-57 cm) which increases the risk of drowning in lake water.