Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

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..." http://traveltips.usatoday.com/types-climate-sahara-desert-104163.html 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...

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


Study shows cats can be right or left-pawed
It's not only humans who favor one hand over the other - cats seem to share this preference as well.
Man dies after dog accidentally shoots him
An experienced hunter from Russia has died in a freak accident involving one of his own hunting dogs.
Scientists make tractor beam breakthrough
An acoustic tractor beam could make it possible to levitate large objects within the not-too-distant future.
Weather blamed for 200,000 antelope deaths
Scientists may have finally determined what caused vast numbers of saiga antelopes to die back in 2015.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Brian Cox talks to Buzz Aldrin
Posted 1-18-2018 | 1 comment
Professor Brian Cox discusses space travel with legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
Typing vs handwriting
Posted 1-16-2018 | 2 comments
Is typing on a computer better or worse for your memory then writing on paper ?
Can coding help avoid job automation ?
Posted 1-12-2018 | 0 comments
Taking up coding and technical skills to avoid automation may be counter-productive.
 View: More videos
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ