The second snow in 38 years falls in the Sahara desert
The biggest and hottest desert in the world – Sahara desert – experienced a new snowfall in 38 years at Ain Sefra in northern Algeria.
Residents of the desert town of Naâma province woke up last weekend to a sea of white blanketing the sand dunes and photographer Hamouda Ben Jerad captured the moment before the 16 inches of ice melted in the sea. daytime.
❄️ Snow is falling in the Sahara Desert https://t.co/HECFYvcDs9 pic.twitter.com/0Ww6NaxqdF
– euronews (@euronews) Jan. 9, 2018
This is the second snowfall at the same location in 38 years after last year’s snowfall which was also captured by Algerian amateur photographer, Karim Bouchetata.
His photographs showed the first snowfall in the city since February 1979, with red dunes covered in patches of white snow. The snow would have lasted only one day.
Here are some reactions to the once in a lifetime experience:
Strangest things I’ve seen all week (remember it’s only been 10 days in 2018): About 22 people died during extreme freezing temperatures in the US, Antarctica IS GREEN ( melt) and there was 16 inches of SNOW in the Sahara Desert. Wow
– S  (@whoashxti) January 10, 2018
What do you think of the once-in-a-lifetime Sahara snow ️ that occurs in consecutive winters? Tell me what ❄️ pic.twitter.com/9h5C2wsZ5T
– Phillip Somerville (@unitambo) January 10, 2018
It snowed in the SAHARA DESERT but it couldn’t even snow in the North East of England for Christmas smh not well enough
-? Lucy ? (@ jameson4_lucy) Jan. 10, 2018
Oh, that’s not good news for the environment.
Snow in the Sahara means less snow in the Himalayas and more drought conditions.
– Abhinav Chandel (@ABHIandNOW) January 10, 2018
I heard on the Weather Channel yesterday that it was snowing in the Sahara. I think they said 14 ″, but I was only paying partial attention.
The snow is pretty amazing, but it’s just amazing.
– Lin Sims (@MorgynLin) January 10, 2018
– Arawore Ikutegbe (@aarawonder) January 10, 2018
Have you ever seen the Sahara in white? Part of the Sahara Desert is covered in snow up to 16 inches after an abnormal storm hit the region on Sunday, a rare sight seen only 3 times in 40 years pic.twitter.com/vwpX487DV2
– People’s Daily, China (@PDChina) January 10, 2018