Biggest snowfall in living memory just happened in the Sahara.

By January 23, 2017

Recently there was snow in Spain, but this so much better

The Sahara you normally image rolling sand dunes, sand as far as the eye can see. Well over the weekend there was waist deep snow (yep we struggle to get any decent snow in the UK, but yet the desert gets waist deep snow).

It happened in Aïn Séfra in Naâma Province, Algeria, which is known as ‘The Gateway to the Desert’. The images which were captured are just mind blowing. Sekkouri Kamel was nearby and grabbed his camera so the world could see what he was seeing.

PIC BY Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732.<br /> Picture shows the snowfall in the Sahara Desert this morning (January 20th 2017).<br /> The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever.<br /> Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra.<br /> The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.<br /> But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert."<br /> The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.<br /> Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes.<br /> SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Sekkouri Kamel/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732.<br /> Picture shows the snowfall in the Sahara Desert town of Ain Sefra this morning (January 20th 2017).<br /> The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever.<br /> Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra.<br /> The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.<br /> But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert."<br /> The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.<br /> Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes.<br /> SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732.<br /> Picture shows the snowfall in the Sahara Desert town of Ain Sefra this morning (January 20th 2017).<br /> The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever.<br /> Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra.<br /> The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.<br /> But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert."<br /> The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy.<br /> Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes.<br /> SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732.<br /> Picture shows the record snowfall in the Sahara Desert near the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria, on Friday afternoon January 21st 2017.<br /> More photos have emerged after the SAHARA Desert had its biggest SNOWFALL in living memory - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever.<br /> Photographers have taken incredible pictures of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria.<br /> The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.<br /> But yesterday (Fri) it snowed steadily from the early hours of the morning until 5pm.<br /> It meant that by lunchtime the snow was waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert."<br /> SEE COPY CATCHLINE Sahara deepest SNOW ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732.<br /> Picture shows the record snowfall in the Sahara Desert near the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria, on Friday afternoon January 21st 2017.<br /> More photos have emerged after the SAHARA Desert had its biggest SNOWFALL in living memory - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever.<br /> Photographers have taken incredible pictures of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria.<br /> The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.<br /> But yesterday (Fri) it snowed steadily from the early hours of the morning until 5pm.<br /> It meant that by lunchtime the snow was waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert."<br /> SEE COPY CATCHLINE Sahara deepest SNOW ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732.<br /> Picture shows people playing in the record snowfall in sand dunes in the Sahara Desert near the town of Ain Sefra in Algeria, on Friday afternoon January 21st 2017.<br /> More photos have emerged after the SAHARA Desert had its biggest SNOWFALL in living memory - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever.<br /> Photographers have taken incredible pictures of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra in Algeria.<br /> The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years.<br /> But yesterday (Fri) it snowed steadily from the early hours of the morning until 5pm.<br /> It meant that by lunchtime the snow was waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert."<br /> SEE COPY CATCHLINE Sahara deepest SNOW ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

Ok, let’s be honest, if I see snow the first thing I grab is the sledge and so did the locals. Normally they would use these down the sand dunes.  Ok, you want more images, we have some more for you.

PIC BY Sekkouri Kamel/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732. Picture shows the snowfall in the Sahara Desert town of Ain Sefra this morning (January 20th 2017). The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever. Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years. But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert." The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes. SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson PIC BY Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732. Picture shows the snowfall in the Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra after the record snowfall in the Sahara Desert this morning (January 20th 2017). The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever. Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years. But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert." The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes. SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson PIC BY Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732. Picture shows the snowfall in the Sahara Desert this morning (January 20th 2017). The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever. Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years. But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert." The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes. SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732. Picture shows the snowfall in the Sahara Desert this morning (January 20th 2017). The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever. Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years. But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert." The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes. SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

PIC BY Zineddine Hashas/Geoff Robinson Photography 07976 880732. Picture shows people sledging in the Sahara Desert this morning (January 20th 2017). The SAHARA Desert has had the biggest SNOWFALL in living memory after a freak winter storm this morning (Fri) - just days after 2016 was found to be the world's warmest year ever. Photographers have taken incredible pictures this morning of ONE METRE deep snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra. The town saw a sprinkling of snow just before Christmas, when a few flakes settled on the red sand dunes of the world's hottest desert for the first time in 37 years. But today the snow has been falling steadily and is now waist deep in some parts of Ain Sefra, which is known as "The Gateway to the Desert." The snow has caused chaos in the town, with passengers stranded on buses after the roads became slippery and icy. Children are making the most of the rare snow storm and are building SNOWMEN in the desert town and SLEDGING down the sand dunes. SEE COPY CATCHLINE SLEDGING in Sahara - deepest snow ever

Credit: Copyright Geoff Robinson

Wow, what amazing photos have been captured. Let’s hope we get some snow in the UK this winter.

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