Jess Mountain peak covered with snow for first time

Ras Al Khaimah, Jan. 24, 2009 (WAM) Jess Mountain or Jabel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah has been snow capped for the first time in the history. WAM reported today that In a rare phenomenon, snow has covered the peak of the Jess Mountain here in Ras al Khaimah as temperature fell sharply to below zero degree centigrade on the mountain top.

Although a limited snowfall had been recorded on the mountain some years back, but it is first time that the peak of the mountain is fully covered with snow, It is about 20 centimetre-thick snow, while the temprature went down a little below zero degree centigrade in most part of the Ras Al Khaimah.

The Jess Mountain, which stands at about 1900 metres above sea level, is located 25 kilometres north east of the Ras Al Khaimah city, which witnessed in the early morning of today medium to heavy downpour and on the mountains located north of the city. The rains, accompanied by thunder and lightening, flooded the valleys and sharply brought the mercury down.

The Jebel Jais mountain cluster is situated around 25kms from Ras Al Khaimah City and normally has significantly lower temperatures even during the peak summer months. 

Ras Al Khaimah has plans to capitalise on the attractive climate and spectacular scenery of Jebel Jais by building a mountain resort and ski slope on top of the mountains.