While the Earth is warming (really?)…
Unseasonal and strong snowfalls buried parts of Iran and Morocco, bringing major cities like Tehran to a standstill.
After abnormal snow was reported in Algeria, Africa and Oman a few days ago, it seems that the cold wave jumped to Iran, burying the capital Tehran in a foot of snow and also reached Morocco in northern Africa.
Heavy Snow Disrupts Lives in Tehran, Iran
Heavy snowfall has caught residents of the Iranian capital Tehran off guard, bringing the city to a standstill and closing schools in the northern districts of the metropolis.
What first began with tiny hailstones, grew into a full force snowfall, blanketing the streets and the city with more than 30 cm (1 foot) of fresh snow.
Municipal workers had to clear roads and pavements by hand as traffic jams didn’t allow the use of snowploughs.
Snow is a rare occurrence in Tehran during the fall. – Albawaba
Heavy Snow in Morocco
Ifrane in the middle Atlas Mountains is celebrating its first snow of the year on November 16, 2019.
The city traditionally experiences heavy snowfalls in January.
Morning snow yesterday, on Mount Pueblan, Morocco.— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) November 16, 2019
Photo by MohamMed HamMouki – posted with permission pic.twitter.com/rudvurIRDB
This announces a really ‘hot’ winter (:-)). Consequently, the region’s authorities have mobilized 60 icebreakers, 13 bulldozers and 12 ambulances. –
Well hopefully, the Iranian population won’t get too much yellow snow (extreme peak of pollution right now!). Meanwhile, the ski stations in Africa will be able to open a few months earlier than normal. What? Ski stations in Africa?