Snow covers red dunes of Sahara after freak storm hit Algeria


It is the third time the town’s red dunes have been blanketed in the white stuff, in 38 years.

Last January saw a metre of snow coat the world’s hottest desert, with a sprinkling of flakes falling, in December 2016.

Prior to that, snow had not been in Ain Sefra, since February 18, 1979, when they had a flurry which lasted just 30 minutes.

Snow started falling in the early hours of Sunday morning, and quickly began settling on the sand.


Samira SALAH

The Sun


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