The weather seems to be getting more and more unpredictable lately, but this is just taking the cake! It actually just snowed in the Sahara desert!
The Sahara is the world's biggest deserts, known as one of the hottest, driest places on the planet, but snow still managed to fall there, specifically in Ain Sefra, an Algerian town located in the desert. A couple of inches of snow fell and remained there for a couple of hours before melting away.
The snow stuck around a little longer in the Atlas Mountains nearby, and Zinnedine Hashas, a local photographer, decided to capture the incredible event on camera to share with the world.
The town is located 1,000 meters above sea level and has average January lows of around 12.4 degrees Celsius (54 Fahrenheit). It only gets around 6 inches of rain each year, so the idea of snow falling there is pretty hard to believe, but it happened.
Now let's look at some of Hashas' amazing pictures and marvel at this remarkable sight!