In a rare phenomenon, the state of Béchar, southwestern Algeria, witnessed heavy snow today, Tuesday, for the first time since 2012.
The Algerian newspaper, An-Nahar, said on its website that the state of Bechar witnessed a very rare phenomenon represented in snowfall in the middle of the desert, especially in the Beni Ounif region.
She added that the snow that fell today covered the sand dunes and streets in a rare natural scene in this desert region after the cold wave that swept the state, noting that the desert sands were covered with a white suit and robe, to give nature lovers one of the most beautiful scenes that combined the snow-white snow with golden sand.
And she highlighted that the scenes of heavy snow falling and accumulating in the middle of the desert plains and on palm trees and the appearance of camels left joy, amazement and astonishment at the same time among the residents of the region, especially since the region rarely rains in the first place and has absolutely nothing to do with the expectations of snow in the winter season.--
The Meteorological Authority in Algeria had warned, in a special bulletin yesterday, Monday, of snowfall at heights ranging between 600 and 900 meters in several states, starting from Tuesday morning until tomorrow, Wednesday morning.-
On the other hand, the National Gendarmerie, which is affiliated with the Ministry of National Defense, revealed that the recent weather fluctuations and heavy snowfall caused the closure of many roads and hubs across the northern states of the country.
Several regions in Algeria have been witnessing, for a week, the impact of weather fluctuations, characterized by severe cold, rain and snow, after a non-seasonal heat wave.