Frost covers sand dunes of Ain Sefra for the fifth winter in a row, Algeria

Frost covers sand dunes of Ain Sefra for the fifth winter in a row, Algeria

Sand dunes around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra — a region known as The Gateway to the Sahara — were seen covered with frost on January 17, 2022, as overnight temperatures dipped to -2 °C (28 °F) You can hardly call this rare anymore, as this is the fifth…

Destructive wildfires leave at least 65 dead in northern Algeria

Destructive wildfires leave at least 65 dead in northern Algeria

Algerian authorities are reporting at least 65 lives were lost in wildfires raging through the mountainous region in the country's north over the past couple of days. ​As many as 50 fires broke out in a short period of time and spread rapidly due to high…

Severe dust storm turns the sky over Ain Sefra blood red, Algeria

Severe dust storm turns the sky over Ain Sefra blood red, Algeria

Strong winds affecting Algeria on Sunday, May 23, 2021, picked up large amounts of dust, creating near-zero visibility across the Ain Sefra region, Naâma Province​. According to our friend, photographer Karim Bouchetata, the storm started at around 17:45 LT,…

Flash floods leave 7 dead, 3 missing in Chlef, Algeria

Flash floods leave 7 dead, 3 missing in Chlef, Algeria

At least seven fatalities were reported while three others remain missing as flash flooding swept through Chlef Province in Algeria on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Heavy rainfall on Saturday led to flash flooding in many areas in Chlef, particularly in the Oud Sly…

Ice covers deserts of Ain Sefra, Algeria

Ice covers deserts of Ain Sefra, Algeria

Ice has again covered deserts around the Algerian town of Ain Sefra — The Gateway to the Sahara — on January 13, 2021. This is the fourth winter in a row we receive snow or ice reports from this area. Related articles: Snow covers northern Algeria's desert…

Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated

Deadly flash floods paralyze north Algeria, more than 800 homes inundated

Heavy rains from September 7 to 8, 2020, triggered flash floods in Algeria's northern provinces, killing at least one person and leaving more than 800 homes inundated. A number of road accidents were also reported, causing major traffic disruption in at least…

Heavy snowfall blocks multiple major roads in Algeria

Heavy snowfall blocks multiple major roads in Algeria

Heavy snowfall hit several Algerian provinces on November 10 and 11, 2019, blocking several key roads and causing traffic disruption. ​According to local reports, major national road 33, connecting Bouira to Tizi-Ouzu, was closed during the rush-hour on Monday…