Rafha

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Rafha
رفحاء
Rafha is located in Saudi Arabia
Rafha
Rafha
Location in Northern Borders Province, Saudi Arabia
Coordinates: 29°38′19″N 043°30′05″E / 29.63861°N 43.50139°E / 29.63861; 43.50139Coordinates: 29°38′19″N 043°30′05″E / 29.63861°N 43.50139°E / 29.63861; 43.50139
Country  Saudi Arabia
Province Northern Borders
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 80,544

Rafha (Arabic: رفحاء‎) is a town in the north of Saudi Arabia, close to the border with Iraq. It is located at around 29°38′19″N 43°30′5″E / 29.63861°N 43.50139°E / 29.63861; 43.50139. Rafha had a population of 80,544 at the 2010 Census.[1] After Arar, it is the second largest city in the Northern Borders Province (also known as Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyah). Currently the Ministry of Housing is building over 600 new villas for the local population and others and making significant improvements to the local infrastructure.[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as hot desert (BWh).[3][4][5]


Climate data for Rafha (1985-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
34.2
(93.6)
38.4
(101.1)
41.5
(106.7)
46.0
(114.8)
48.5
(119.3)
49.0
(120.2)
48.9
(120)
46.5
(115.7)
41.7
(107.1)
46.0
(114.8)
32.2
(90)
49
(120.2)
Average high °C (°F) 16.7
(62.1)
19.6
(67.3)
24.6
(76.3)
31.1
(88)
37.2
(99)
41.0
(105.8)
42.8
(109)
43.4
(110.1)
40.1
(104.2)
34.2
(93.6)
24.8
(76.6)
18.6
(65.5)
31.18
(88.13)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
12.6
(54.7)
17.3
(63.1)
23.6
(74.5)
29.6
(85.3)
33.0
(91.4)
34.5
(94.1)
35.0
(95)
31.7
(89.1)
26.0
(78.8)
17.6
(63.7)
11.9
(53.4)
23.58
(74.44)
Average low °C (°F) 4.3
(39.7)
6.0
(42.8)
9.9
(49.8)
15.7
(60.3)
21.1
(70)
23.7
(74.7)
25.1
(77.2)
25.5
(77.9)
22.4
(72.3)
18.2
(64.8)
11.2
(52.2)
6.1
(43)
15.77
(60.39)
Record low °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−5.0
(23)
−2.0
(28.4)
3.0
(37.4)
2.1
(35.8)
17.1
(62.8)
19.5
(67.1)
19.0
(66.2)
12.2
(54)
4.3
(39.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
−5.6
(21.9)
−5.8
(21.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 14.4
(0.567)
9.2
(0.362)
20.0
(0.787)
12.0
(0.472)
2.2
(0.087)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
0.0
(0)
2.6
(0.102)
12.4
(0.488)
10.8
(0.425)
83.6
(3.29)
Average relative humidity (%) 64 54 43 36 25 20 19 20 23 32 49 61 37.2
Source: Jeddah Regional Climate Center[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Saudi Arabia: Al-Hudud ash Shamaliyah: Rafha". Geohive. 
  2. ^ Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Housing.[full citation needed]
  3. ^ . Climate-Data.org http://en.climate-data.org/location/551310/. Retrieved 2014-02-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ . Climate-Data.org http://en.climate-data.org/location/53600/. Retrieved 2014-02-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ . Climate-Data.org http://en.climate-data.org/location/278611/. Retrieved 2014-02-23.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Climate Data for Saudi Arabia". Jeddah Regional Climate Center. Retrieved January 29, 2016.