Snow in Cairo initial time in 112 years

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A sirocco blankets a Jerusalem area, and people vital in a West Bank and Jordan walk by snow. Jillian Kitchener reports.


White city ... Snow fell in Cairo for a initial time in some-more than 100 years. Picture: Stephen Bowe...

White city … Snow fell in Cairo for a initial time in some-more than 100 years. Picture: Stephen Bowers‏/Twitter
Source: News Limited




WHEN we consider Cairo we consider feverishness and sand.


But something surprising happened there overnight – it snowed!

According to internal reports it’s a initial time sleet has depressed in a Egyptian collateral in 112 years.

Incredible cinema uncover a routinely breathless city coated in white.

Egyptians took to Twitter to post their awe in difference and pictures.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned on Wednesday a surprising continue will expostulate down temperatures to between 5 and 15 Celsius.

Snow was reported on Mt. Sinai and Saint Catherine’s nunnery during a bottom of a mountain.

A absolute winter charge is inspiring tools of a Middle East.

Sections of Israel saw complicated sleet adult to about a metre.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told The Times of Israel, “We’re confronting a singular charge a likes of that we’ve never seen.”

The internal meteorological group pronounced it was a misfortune sirocco seen given during slightest 1953.

The Holy City was sealed to trade and a nation’s troops was called out to rescue some 1500 people stranded in vehicles.

Highways and roads to Tel Aviv, a Golan Heights and other locales were reportedly closed.

Ben-Gurion International Airport was forced to tighten for a duration due to a sleet and singular visibilities.

Other countries including Turkey and Syria also gifted widespread snow.

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