The Mesmerizing Pictures Of Snowfall In The Hottest Dessert Are A Real Sight
Sahara is one of the hottest places on earth and probably one of the last places you’d expect to see snow. And yet, for the second time in two years, winter has knocked the doors of the dunes. The town of Ain Sefra in Algeria, which is also known as “The Gateway to the Desert,” experienced snowfall in the early hours of Sunday morning and the scenic beauty was mesmerizing. Keep reading to know more.
The Sahara Desert
The Sahara is the largest desert and the third largest desert in the world after Antarctica and the Arctic. It is also known as the greatest desert of the world. With an area of 9,200,000 square kilometres which can be compared to China or United State.
Climate Of The Sahara
The Sahara Desert which covers the large parts of Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Western Sahara, Sudan and Tunisia. During the day the temperature may reach 50°C, when at night it may fall to below 0°C. These Deserts have less than 250 mm of rainfall per year.
On Sunday, Ain Sefra, a desert town in Algeria known as the “Gateway to the Sahara,” experienced a substantial amount of snow. Some reports say parts of the area got nearly 15 inches of snow, but Ain Sefra officially reported less than one inch.
Third Time In 40 Years
It’s not uncommon for the temperature across even the hottest of deserts to plunge tens of degrees Fahrenheit at night. But having a snowfall which is measured to be around approx. 15 inches is unusual.While snow is historically scant in the desert area, a similar snow phenomenon happened just last year. Before that, it had been 37 years since Ain Sefra’s last snowfall. Keep reading for more updates on the Sahara desert snowfall.