Sahara desert covered with snow

  • 20 Jan - 26 Jan, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Mag Files

Algerian locals were up for a surprise as a blanket of snow fell in the Sahara Desert leaving them delighted. This is the fourth time that the area has witnessed such a weather phenomenon in 37 years. Known as the ‘gateway to the Sahara’, the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria is the hottest desert in the entire world. An extraordinary bout of chilly weather brought along some powdered snow, however, the sight did not last long, as the area’s rising temperatures melted the snow during the day. Algeria’s local media reported over 40cm of snow, which started during the wee morning hours and began to thaw after 5pm in the evening.