The phenomenon is the result of a rare mass of icy air that hit the region
It snowed in the Sahara Desert on Sunday. The rare phenomenon happened in Algeria , around the city of Ain Sefra, and resulted in beautiful photos, which surprised surfers around the world.
In some records, the white surface divides space with the reddish sand. In other photos, stretches of desert were totally covered by snow.
This is the third time that snow falls on Ain Sefra in 37 years. In 2016, a similar episode also caught the attention of everyone.
The phenomenon is the result of a rare mass of icy air that hit the region. According to meteorologists, Europe’s cold air has moved southward due to low pressure on the continent and has reached the hottest desert in the world. The dunes were covered in white in the morning, but soon the temperatures rose and the snow melted.