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Snow has been falling in the Sahara Desert

Posted on Wednesday, 10 January, 2018 | Comment icon 3 comments
The notoriously hot and dry Sahara was left coated in a layer of snow following a winter storm on Sunday.
Residents of Ain Sefra, a small town in Algeria on the northern edge of the Sahara, were amazed to discover that the hot desert landscape had become coated in a layer of snow up to 40cm deep.

It is only the third time that it has snowed in the region in almost 37 years.

Keen to make the most of the situation, some locals ventured out to take photographs, however the snow began to melt within hours, returning the desert to its more conventional orange hue.

Source: Evening Standard | Comments (3)

Tags: Sahara, Snow

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by DebDandelion on 10 January, 2018, 5:24
Beautiful and rare!
Comment icon #2 Posted by Trihalo42 on 11 January, 2018, 3:09
"... but winter evenings can get surprisingly cool, falling to around 55 degrees..." Might surprise some people that the desert isn't as hot at night.
Comment icon #3 Posted by pallidin on 11 January, 2018, 22:00
When we see a seasonal ski slope installed in that area...

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