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winter frost, Arabian Peninsula, Precipitation, Annual rainfall, average range

Extreme heat and aridity are characteristic of most of Saudi Arabia. The average temperature range in January is 8 to 20C (47 to 68F) in Riyadh and 19 to 29C (66 to 83F) in Jiddah. The average range in July is 27 to 43C (81 to 109F) in Riyadh and 27to 38C (80to 100F) in Jiddah. The Arabian Peninsula is one of the few places in the world where summer temperatures above 48C (120F) are common, while in winter frost or snow can occur in the interior and the higher mountains. Precipitation is sparse throughout the country. Annual rainfall in Riyadh averages 100 mm (4 in) and falls almost exclusively between January and May; the average in Jiddah is 54 mm (2.1 in) and occurs between November and January. Because of the general aridity, Saudi Arabia has no permanent rivers or lakes.



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