Snow Falls For The First Time In The Sahara Desert After 37 Years



The Sahara desert is the hottest and driest region of the world having an average of 30C. But people in the small town of Ain Sefra in Algeria woke up yesterday and finds out the red sand turned to white.

A photographer Karim Bouchetata captured the rare phenomenon.

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“Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the dessert,” he said. “It is such a rare occurrence. It looked amazing as the snow settled on the sand and made a great set of photos. The snow stayed for about a day and has now melted away.”

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This is the second time in history that snow has fallen in Sahara. The first time it appeared also in Algeria was in 1979 February.

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via Geoff Robinson Photography

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