Again? No, snow is a thing of the past!

Central Russia is buried in snowdrifts, of which many remember only a distant childhood!

Did you know that even today the Sahara desert was covered with snow? More precisely, its surroundings are in Algeria and Saudi Arabia. The last time it snowed here was in 2018.

In general, the cold in winter is not uncommon here. Desert nights are far from hot, even in summer.

However, this time it dropped to -2 ° C. For the first time in 40 years!

And the blame for everything is a cold anticyclone originating in Central Asia. The temperature dropped to negative values a week ago. And now, the snow has fallen!

The rare occurrence has caused great unrest among tourists and locals. You can admire the snow-covered dunes in the numerous pictures published on the Internet.

On January 10, locals in the mountainous region were treated to a flurry of snow.


Snow also fell near the desert town of Aïn Séfra in Algeria this week.

Photographer Karim Bouchetata took incredible photos of ice covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town.

Sheep were seen standing on the ice-covered dunes on Wednesday as temperatures dipped to -3C.

Aïn Séfra – known as “The Gateway to the Desert” – is around 1,000 metres above sea level and surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.

See photos:

Camels after snow fell in the Tabuk region of Saudia Arabia
Snowfall covered parts of the Sahara this week
Tabuk is one of the coldest regions in Saudi Arabia

Thanks to Milan Masak and Martin Siebert for these links

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January 20, 2021 at 12:19PM