Marvelous: World's hottest desert frozen in the cold

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ANKUR DWIVEDI | Published On: Jan 09, 2018 07:04 PM IST |   414

New Delhi: There is a severe cold outbreak in many parts of the world. In many countries, temperatures have been below 50 degrees Celsius. Surprisingly, the 18-inch-thick snow sheet has been laid on the Sahara desert.

Second time in 40 years

Cold over the world, it can be estimated from the fact that in the 40 years on Sahara desert, this is the second time such a snow has been observed. Recently some photographers have clicked some photos of Ain Sefra, a town situated in the desert of North Africa.

Snow has not fallen for 37 years

- People living here told that there was no ice for the last 37 years. One day, suddenly people were surprised to see snow falling on the red sand. Since then, the continuation of the snow fall continues. Ain Sefra town, situated on Sahara desert, is at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level.

World's hottest desert

- The Sahara Desert is considered to be the hottest desert in the world for many decades. But such a snow will start to fructify, nobody thought.

It happened in 1979

Photographer Karim Bouchetata said as eyewitness, "On Sunday we saw some snow falling on the desert. When we woke up, most of the desert was covered with an 18-inch thick ice sheet. According to the people living here, there was such a snowfall for the first time on February 18, 1979.

Will become green

According to scientists, Sahara Desert is a very dry place, but in 15000 years it will be green again.

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