Rare Snowfall In The Sahara Desert For The First Time In 37 Years

Photo Amateur Karim Bouchetata

Photo Amateur Karim Bouchetata
     For only the second time in living memory, snow has fallen in the world larget hot desert. The small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, known as " The Gateway to the Desert" sprinkled with snow as icy flakes fell on the golden sand for the first in almost 40 years.

Photo Amateur Karim Bouchetata

 Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata captured this rare weather event on December, 19 sharing stunning pictures of snow covering the sand. 

Photo Amateur Karim Bouchetata
    Mr Bouchetata said: "Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the desert; it is such a rare occurrence, It looked amazing as snow settled on the and and made a great set of photos. The snow stayed for about a day and has now melted away."

   The last time snow was reportedly seen in Ain Sefra was on February 18, 1979 when the snow storm lasted just half an hour.

Photo Amateur Karim Bouchetata


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