Normally deserts are incredibly hot and the last place you would expect to see snow. But that is exactly what you can see in the small town of Ain Sefra in the Sahara desert. Up to one metre of snow has fallen on the red desert sand, astonishing the local people who are not used to this kind of weather. The town’s children are enjoying the unexpected snowfall by building snowmen and sledging. However, transport has become more difficult, with roads icy and dangerous. Apart from a small snowfall at Christmas, the last time snow fell in this area was 1979.