The unexpected flurry is the first to have been reported in the region for almost four decades.
The Sahara is one of the last places you would ever expect to see fresh snowfall, yet on Monday this week near the small Algerian town of Ain Sefra, visitors to the region were met by the breathtaking spectacle of desert sand dunes coated in a light dusting of snowflakes.
The only other time in recorded history that snow fell in the Sahara was way back in 1979.
"Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert, it is such a rare occurrence," said Karim Bouchetata, an amateur photographer who managed to capture the remarkable scene on camera.
"It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos."