Jabal Sawda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jabal Sawda
جَبَل ٱلسّوْدَة (in Arabic)
Al Sawda peak.jpg
Highest point
ElevationAround 3,000 metres (9,843 ft).
Coordinates18°16′02″N 42°22′05″E / 18.26722°N 42.36806°E / 18.26722; 42.36806Coordinates: 18°16′02″N 42°22′05″E / 18.26722°N 42.36806°E / 18.26722; 42.36806
Geography
Jabal Sawda is located in Saudi Arabia
Jabal Sawda
Jabal Sawda
Parent rangeAsir Mountains

Jabal Sawda (Arabic: جَبَل ٱلسّوْدَةjabal al-sūda, pronounced [dʒabal asːuːda]) is a peak located in Saudi Arabia, with an elevation of around 3,000 metres (9,843 ft).[1]

Most authorities[clarification needed] claim that the peak, with a questioned elevation of 3,133 m (10,279 ft), is the highest point in Saudi Arabia,[1][2] but SRTM data indicates an elevation of 2,985 m (9,793 ft), with higher elevations elsewhere in the country.[citation needed]

The village of Al Souda is located nearby. The town is a tourist center and has a cable car[3] to the top of the mountain.[4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sawda (2946 m)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14.8
(58.6)
16.1
(61.0)
18.0
(64.4)
20.2
(68.4)
22.8
(73.0)
25.9
(78.6)
24.8
(76.6)
24.5
(76.1)
24.0
(75.2)
20.0
(68.0)
17.0
(62.6)
15.2
(59.4)
20.3
(68.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
9.4
(48.9)
11.5
(52.7)
13.3
(55.9)
15.7
(60.3)
18.2
(64.8)
18.3
(64.9)
18.2
(64.8)
16.3
(61.3)
12.6
(54.7)
9.8
(49.6)
8.2
(46.8)
13.3
(55.9)
Average low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
2.7
(36.9)
5.1
(41.2)
6.5
(43.7)
8.6
(47.5)
10.5
(50.9)
11.8
(53.2)
12.0
(53.6)
8.6
(47.5)
5.2
(41.4)
2.7
(36.9)
1.2
(34.2)
6.4
(43.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
40
(1.6)
63
(2.5)
70
(2.8)
28
(1.1)
7
(0.3)
29
(1.1)
46
(1.8)
8
(0.3)
4
(0.2)
10
(0.4)
9
(0.4)
332
(13.1)
Source: Climate-data.org

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sawe, Benjamin (2017-04-25), Tallest Mountains In Saudi Arabia, Worldatlas.com, retrieved 2019-01-14
  2. ^ Wynbrandt, James (2014-05-14). "Appendix 2: Basic facts about Saudi Arabia". A Brief History of Saudi Arabia. New York City: Infobase Publishing. p. 294. ISBN 1-4381-0830-3.
  3. ^ "Habla draws adventure lovers in droves". Abha: Saudi Gazette. 2018-07-18. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  4. ^ Trip

External links[edit]