A desert is the last place you’d expect to find snow. But this story will change everything you know. Yes, Sahara desert witnessed a snowfall even though it is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world with an average temperature of 30C. But in a surreal turn of events to mark the end of an already surreal year, the small desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria woke up yesterday to find that the red sand dunes had unexpectedly turned white.
The bizarre phenomenon was caught on camera by novice photographer Karim Bouchetata. “Everyone was stunned to see snow falling in the dessert,” he exclaimed. “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.” This is only the second time in living memory that snowfall took place in sahara the Sahara. The first time was in February 1979, also in Algeria. Check out the amazing photos that have been captured and witness this phenomena for yourself!!