Amazing Images of Snow in The Sahara

Admin 09 January 2018

It is the third time the town's red dunes have been blanketed in the white stuff in 38 years.

Last January saw a metre of snow coat the world's hottest desert, with a sprinkling of flakes falling in December 2016.

Prior to that, snow had not been in Ain Sefra since February 18, 1979, when they had a flurry which lasted just 30 minutes.

Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning and quickly began settling on the sand.

Photographer Karim Bouchetata said: "We were really surprised when we woke up to see snow again. It stayed all day on Sunday and began melting at around 5pm."

A spokesman for the Met Office said this morning: 'Cold air was pulled down south in to North Africa over the weekend as a result of high pressure over Europe."
"The high pressure meant the cold weather extended further south than normal."

 

Images : Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson

Source The Sun