Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Cairo Snow 2013: Snowstorm hits Egypt for the first time in 112 YEARS


Heavy snowstorms have hit Israel, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria, causing chaos across the region.The Egyptian capital Cairo has seen record snowfall. Cairo snow 2013 is the first time in 112 years.

As reported by The Weather Channel, precipitation of any kind is a rarity in Cairo. The city averages less than an inch of rain each year. Cairo snow is extremely rare.

Gaza is also experiencing its first snow in a decade leading evacuation of around 500 people.

Similarly, storm Alexa is the worst storm to hit Jerusalem for 60 years.  

Heavy snow storm in Jerusalem, Israel has displaced around 1500 people. About 1,000 stranded travellers are having shelter at the Jerusalem International Conference Centre, AFP reported.

Below are photos of Cairo snow 2013 (Twitter/Maha Salem).

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Original post: Natural Disasters List December 15, 2013