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Does it snow in Africa?

Sometimes, and you can admire it in the “heart” of Africa – in the North-East of Tanzania, where the highest (5895 m) point of the Black continent – Kilimanjaro.

The mountain consists of three peaks – Uhuru, Mawenzi and Shira, all three are covered with glaciers, and snow lies there all year round.

However, those tourists who want to admire the snow of Kilimanjaro should hurry up. Due to the global warming of the climate on our planet, the glaciers on this mountain are rapidly melting, while the “snow cap” of Kilimanjaro is also decreasing. According to scientists ‘ forecasts, it may completely melt by 2020.

There is a chance to see snow in Africa and in the usual sense for Europeans – in the form of precipitation, i.e. snowfall. Oddly enough, winter snowfalls occur in the hottest place in Africa – in the Sahara desert. This happens at intervals of several years. The last such snowfall in Northern Africa – in Algeria and Tunisia-occurred in 1012, the thickness of the snow cover in places reached 13 cm.

In southern Africa, in South Africa, snowfall also happens, it happens in the winter, and according to European ideas-in the summer, because South Africa is located in the southern hemisphere. However, snow is extremely rare there, once every 15-20 years or so. Thus, in South Africa, a whole generation has grown up that has seen snow only in the refrigerator.

 

Does it snow in Africa?
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