09:34 GMT13 June 2021
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    A rare snowstorm has swept into the Sahara Desert turning the red sands white, as a small northwestern Algerian town of Ain Sefra was hit by a freak blizzard.

    Incredible footage shows the area, known for its blazing heat, covered in a blanket of snow as temperatures plummeted below freezing.

    Excited locals wasted no time in enjoying the unexpected snow before it melts away.

    The freak weather is totally foreign to the region with temperatures normally hitting around 37C in the town, known as the Gateway to the Desert. Until recently, Ain Sefra had not seen snow for 37 years.

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    desert, climate, snow, Sahara, Algeria
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