Turaif

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Turaif
طريف
Turaif is located in Saudi Arabia
Turaif
Turaif
Location in Northern Borders Province, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 31°40′39″N 038°39′11″E / 31.67750°N 38.65306°E / 31.67750; 38.65306Coordinates: 31°40′39″N 038°39′11″E / 31.67750°N 38.65306°E / 31.67750; 38.65306
Country  Saudi Arabia
Province Northern Borders
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 48,929

Turaif (Arabic: طريف‎) is a town in Northern Borders Province (also known as Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyah), Saudi Arabia, close to the border with Jordan. Turaif is located at a bend in Highway 85 as it turns west to Jordan. It is located at around 31°40′39″N 38°39′11″E / 31.67750°N 38.65306°E / 31.67750; 38.65306. As of 2010, it has a population of 48,929.[1] The city of Turaif is one of the cities that have been established because of the presence of international oil pipeline.

Highway 85 bisects Turaif into "Old" Turaif to the north and "New" Turaif to the south. The largest hotel in Turaif is the Al-Mudwah Hotel located along Highway 85 as it cuts through the town.

Turaif Domestic Airport is located approximately 5 kilometres (3 mi) from town and has a daily flight to Riyadh. Other nearby airports are Gurayat Domestic Airport in Gurayat (Qurayyat) and Arar Domestic Airport in Arar.

Climate[edit]

Turaif has an arid climate with hot summers and cold winters (at least for Saudi Arabia's standards). Frost is not unheard of in the winter months. Snow may also fall at times. Turaif experienced the lowest recorded temperature in Saudi Arabia (and one of the lowest in the Middle East region), at -12C. This beats Amman's -10C, and is only 5 degrees shy of reaching Tehran's coldest recorded temperature (-15C).


Climate data for Turayf, Saudi Arabia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25
(77)
28
(82)
33
(91)
42
(108)
44
(111)
44.5
(112.1)
45
(113)
45
(113)
45
(113)
39
(102)
32
(90)
26
(79)
45
(113)
Average high °C (°F) 13
(55)
16
(61)
20
(68)
26
(79)
31
(88)
35
(95)
37
(99)
38
(100)
35
(95)
28
(82)
20
(68)
15
(59)
26.2
(79.1)
Average low °C (°F) 1
(34)
3
(37)
6
(43)
11
(52)
15
(59)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
18
(64)
13
(55)
7
(45)
3
(37)
11.4
(52.5)
Record low °C (°F) −12
(10)
−9
(16)
−7
(19)
−4
(25)
0
(32)
8
(46)
12
(54)
15
(59)
9
(48)
−1
(30)
−8
(18)
−10
(14)
−12
(10)
Precipitation mm (inches) 7.8
(0.307)
9.1
(0.358)
5.4
(0.213)
10.6
(0.417)
5.5
(0.217)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(0.016)
0.9
(0.035)
12.6
(0.496)
14.3
(0.563)
66.6
(2.622)
Source: Weather Reports

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia". Geohive.