A metre of snow falls in the Sahara desert

Earth Changing Extremities

snow sahara
A metre of snow fell in some parts of the desert CREDIT: ZINEDDINE HASHAS/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
The most snow to fall in living memory is currently coating the desert sands of the Sahara.
 
A month after the largest hot desert on the planet experienced the first snowfall in nearly 40 years, the white powder has returned, and in greater volume.
 
Residents of Aïn Séfra, Algeria, were greeted this morning by a metre of snow, twice as much as has fallen in most ski resorts in the French Alps over the last week.
 
The snow has caused chaos in the town known as the Gateway to the Desert, with buses stranded on icy roads, while children have taken advantage of the flurry, building snowman and sledging down dunes.
Less snow fell in December
Less snow fell in December CREDIT: KARIM BOUCHETATA/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY/KARIM BOUCHETATA/GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Before last December it was in 1979…

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