Have you heard?! It snowed in Sahara! This winter it snowed in the most unlikely places and it seems like winter decided to go on Holiday at the places it never been before. So, we witnessed the phenomenon recently that it was warmer in Alaska than in California, and now it snowed in the Sahara desert.
This happened last Sunday and the photos that you’re about to see in the gallery are just breathtaking. Sand dunes covered with snow, who would think we will see that image, right?! Yet, here they are, absolutely stunning freshly taken photos of snow in Sahara taken by Zinnedine Hashas.
The average low in January is 12.4 degrees Celsius (54 degrees Fahrenheit) in the town of Ain Sefra, an Algerian town in the Sahara Desert where on Sunday a few inches of snow covered local dunes for about hour and a half. So, it’s not very likely to see images that we are about to see in the gallery… Enjoy.
A satellite image captured on Jan. 7 shows snow visible on the ridgelines to the east of Ain Sefra. Image: NASA Worldview
All Photos by Zinnedine Hashas