A rare August snowfall blanketed swathes of Chile's Atacama desert on August 25, 2021, with parts of it reportedly receiving as much as 82 cm (32 inches).
"This does not occur yearly. Maybe a relatively important snowfall like the one today can happen every two or three years. For this time of the year, late August, is something relatively unusual because this is usually seen in June and July," said Daniel Díaz, a meteorologist at the Northern Regional Meteorological Centre.
Image credit: NOAA/GOES-East, RAMMB/CIRA, TW. Acquired at 14:00 UTC on August 25, 2021
Recordando con nostalgia y Alegría mi niñez con estas hermosas postales que nos regala hoy #ElSalvador #Atacama Gracias Tío por las fotitos y el apañe en las aventuras de peques con mis primos donde los cartones grandes eran la sensación pic.twitter.com/HMwUC0ea9E
— Ada Bassi (@AdaBassiT) August 25, 2021
— Claudio Baeza Avello. (@baezaavello) August 26, 2021
WATCH: Snow in the desert? Rare snowfall in August blankets swathes of Chile's Atacama desert pic.twitter.com/BtboWarc1K
— Reuters India (@ReutersIndia) August 27, 2021
Featured image credit: Ada Bassi
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