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Rare Snowfall Blankets African Desert

June 10, 2011 Comments off

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Namib-Naukluft Park as it normally looks and as it appeared this week. Images Wiki and The Namibian

Namib-Naukluft Park as it normally looks and as it appeared this week. Images Wiki and The Namibian

Parts of the south-west Africa nation of Namibia usually associated with heat and dust have been blanketed in snow.

A storm brought sub zero temperatures and snow to the Namib-Naukluft Park this week, which local forecasters have described as an extremely rare event. The average overnight temperature, measured from Tuesday 18h00 until 06h00 Wednesday, was a record low of 2.1 degrees Celsius.

According to namibiaweather.info, the lowest temperature recorded by weather stations on Tuesday was Read more…