Incredible Pics Show Ice Blankets The Sahara Desert And Snow Falls In Saudi Arabia

Incredible Pics Show Ice Blankets The Sahara Desert And Snow Falls In Saudi Arabia

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An icy blast has amazingly hit the Sahara desert, with temperatures plummeting below freezing point. Equally, snow blanketed parts of Saudi Arabia, witnessing a mercury hit of -2C (2F). Karim Bouchetata, a photographer, captured stunning photos of the small Algerian desert town of Ain Sefra, where sheep could be seen standing on ice-covered dunes. 

Icy blast hits Sahara desert with temperatures plummeting below freezing point

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Karim Bouchetata, a photographer captured stunning photos of the small Algerian desert town of Ain Sefra

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The desert is presently dried, it’s projected to be green again in about 15000 years

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The Ain Sefra, known as The Gateway to the Desert, is around 3280 feet, an estimated 1000 meters above sea level, and the Atlas Mountains majorly surround it. Specifically, the Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa, but it has experienced shifts in temperature and moisture over the years. 

In Ain Sefra, sheep could be seen standing on ice-covered dunes

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Ain Sefra, known as The Gateway to the Desert is around 3280 feet – an estimated 1000 meters above sea level

Karim Bouchetata/Bav Media

The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa, but it has experienced shifts in temperature and moisture over the years

Karim Bouchetata/Bav Media

While it’s presently dried, the desert is projected to be green again in about 15000 years. Similarly, photos of camels after a snowfall in the Tabuk region in Northwestern Saudi Arabia emerged. The area, which is close to the border with Jordan, experienced weird weather this January. The desert kingdom experiences highs of up to 50C during the hot season, but was this month faced with a temperature below zero.

Snow blanketed parts of Saudi Arabia, witnessing a mercury hit of -2C (2F). Camels stand in snowfall in the Tabuk region of Northwestern Saudi Arabia

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The desert kingdom experiences highs of up to 50C during the hot season, but was this month faced with a temperature below zero

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 Saudi Arabia residents have expressed their excitement over the rare snowfall in the country’s Aseer region. As seen in the photos, mountains, deserts, and even standing camels were all blanketed in white. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia had 2018 experienced snow, and locals did have fun with snowballs and sleighs. 

Saudi Arabia residents have expressed their excitement over the rare snowfall in the country’s Aseer region

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