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Rare snowfall covers Sahara, the hottest desert in the world

  • Published at 08:49 PM January 10, 2018
  • Last updated at 08:49 PM January 10, 2018
Rare snowfall covers Sahara, the hottest desert in the world
A view of a rare sight in the Sahara desert Twitter

As temperatures rose during the course of the day, the snow began to melt

Parts of the Sahara desert experienced a rare episode of snowfall on Tuesday, covering dunes in a 16-inch layer of snow, the Independent reported on Tuesday. As temperatures rose during the course of the day, the snow began to melt.

This is the third time it has snowed in 37 years in the Algerian town of Ain Sefra. Records showed that the town experienced snowfall in 1979, 2016 and 2017.

A view of a rare sight in the Sahara desert Credit: Trip&Travel blog/Facebook

Although snow is rare, freezing conditions do occur as the town is located between the desert and the Atlas mountains, Reuters reported.

The unexpected snowfall, however, left unprepared commuters stranded on roads temporarily, Forbes reported.

 

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