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A vehicle drives through the accumulated hail in Taif area.
On Saturday, heavy snow covered southern Saudi Arabia, especially the area of Hail, which is known for its hot weather and unstable conditions.
The hail covered large areas in an event which residents are not familiar with.
The snow whitening large areas is a historical scene which motivated the social media to document these rare moments.
There were a lot of images of snow covering roads and mountains, and vehicles driving through the accumulated hail.
The city of Taif also experienced strong hail, which Saudis documented with a number of photos and videos.
Snow also covered large areas in the southern Asir region.
The snowfall was witnessed on the heights of Jabal Al-Lawz in the city of Tabuk, on Saturday, as a result of a cold air mass rushing towards the region, which reduced surface temperatures to nearly zero degrees Celsius.
Police reported that at least eight people had frozen to death in their cars, while it was not immediately clear if others had died from asphyxiation after inhaling exhaust fumes in snow-bound vehicles.
The temperature reached minus 3°C, forcing camel and sheep owners to heat water for their livestock.
Video of the snowfall has gone viral on social media causing an excited melt down.
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