Sahara Desert town is covered in snow for the second time this year as stunned locals play on sand-dunes covered in the white stuff

This aint snow desert! Snow covered the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria - the second time in just a few weeks
  • Several inches of snow fell overnight on Saharan town of Ain Sefra in north-west Algeria
  • A 37-year spell of no snow ended in December 2016, and it has snowed four times since then
  • Photographs show locals taking their children out to play on the snow-covered sand dunes  

Locals were stunned to see snow on the sand dunes in the Sahara Desert yesterday – after it snowed in a small Algerian town for the second time this year.

Following a 37-year spell of no snow which ended in December 2016, Ain Sefra in the country’s northwest, has seen snow no less than four times.

Children could be seen playing on the snow-covered sand dunes just outside the town, while others posed on the snow to document the rare event.

Becoming a tradition: Since December 2016, the small town in northwestern Algeria has seen snow no less than four times

Do you wanna build a snowman? A young resident is making the most of the rare snowfall while playing on the sand dunes

The town was seen covered with a coating of snow and many locals took to the nearby sand dunes to enjoy the unusual weather. 

While Monday’s snowfall was unusual, the town was covered in the white stuff last month, the third time in nearly 40 years.


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4 years ago

Really interesting phenomena happened, snow dune in a desert!

4 years ago

Strange things have happened twice, we have to pay attention to it.