The snowy landscape has sparked the surprise of residents and scientists, as it has been only 3 times in the African desert for the last 37 years.
It's the third time in the last 37 years that it's snowing in the Sahara Desert. In particular, snow of 40 centimeters covered the dunes of the city of Ain Sépra in Algeria after a heavy storm that hit the area on Sunday.
The snow began to fall in the early hours of Sunday and quickly covered the sand.
The photographer Karim Bouchetata, who shot the unique landscape, said: "We were really surprised when we woke up and saw the snow. It remained intact throughout the day and began to melt at about 17:00 on Sunday afternoon. "
In 2016, the city is known as "The Gateway to the Desert" "sank" out of the snow shortly after Christmas. The bad weather caused chaos in the city, the roads were slippery, resulting in many accidents.
In January 2017 there was a new snowfall and the children made snowmen and made skiing in the dunes!
Before that, the last time the snow fell in Ain Sherer was on February 18, 1979, after a snowstorm that lasted only half an hour!
Ain Segre is about a thousand meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Atlas Mountains.
Despite the altitude of the area, snow is an extremely rare phenomenon and normally the temperature varies from 6 to 12 degrees Celsius.