Unbelievable

Snow in the Sahara? Desert Town Suddenly Becomes a Winter Paradise

Small Saharan desert town Ain Sefra has turned into a sledging paradise because the sands are currently covered with one-meter deep snow! Who would have thought that could happen?

Small Saharan town, Ain Sefra, is now covered with snow.
Photo: Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson Photography

Photographers were able to capture the incredible pictures that would seem bizarre considering that the town is known as “The Gateway to the Desert.”

According to Photographer Sekkouri Kamel, “It started snowing at around 1.30 this morning (January 20, 2017) and is now one meter deep in some places. It’s absolutely incredible to have so much snow.

The red sand dunes in Saharan town Ain Sefra are now covered with snow.
Photo: Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson Photography

The snow was actually not a sudden occurrence. Last December, the town experienced snow for the first time in 37 years. However, the snow last year was just the appearance of few flakes in the red sand dunes. Today, the town became entirely different.

People are making most of the snow which would probably be just in a short period of time. Children were making snowmen while several men were pictured sledging in the dunes.

People are pictured sledging in the sand dunes that are now covered with snow.
Photo: Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson Photography

Not everything is going well and it is expected to cause a lot of problems if the snow continues. The roads became slippery and icy leaving passengers stranded in the town. There is also a lot of concern on how prepared the people are since the desert houses are most likely not equipped to protect people against a snowy weather.

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