Snowfall At Grand Mosque Video Is Fake


Snowfall At Grand Mosque Video Is Fakesource by:  SOCIAL MEDIA

In the fake video, pilgrims in white robes can be seen taking selfies and videos while enjoying heavy snowfall around the Holy Kaaba.

Saudi Gazette and the Khaleej Times report that the National Meteorological Center (NMC) of Saudi Arabia says that the video is fake. The 55-second clip first showed up on Bazme Masarrat, a YouTube channel, and then smaller pieces of it started to spread on social media.


Siasat says that Hussain Al-Qahtani, a spokesman for Saudi Arabia’s National Center of Meteorology, tweeted that the video was made with extra effects.

Men and women can be seen enjoying the snowfall, and some of them even use their phones to film it or take selfies. Even police officers are seen with umbrellas.


Last November, heavy rains hit western Saudi Arabia, including the city of Jeddah on the coast. This caused flights to be delayed and schools to close.

In the Makkah region are the cities of Jeddah and Makkah. Jeddah is the kingdom’s second-largest city, with about 4 million people, and Makkah is the holiest city in Islam, where millions of Muslims make pilgrimages each year for the Hajj and Umrah.