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December 14, 2013

Snow in Cairo?

I'm trying to picture Cairo drivers in snow... It's not pretty.

Snow in Cairo for the first time in 112 years

WHEN you think Cairo you think heat and sand.

But something unusual happened there overnight - it snowed!

According to local reports it's the first time snow has fallen in the Egyptian capital in 112 years.

Incredible pictures show the normally sweltering city coated in white.

Egyptians took to Twitter to post their amazement in words and pictures.

The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned on Wednesday the unusual weather will drive down temperatures to between 5 and 15 Celsius.

Snow was reported on Mt. Sinai and Saint Catherine's monastery at the base of the mountain.

A powerful winter storm is affecting parts of the Middle East.

Sections of Israel saw heavy snow up to about a metre.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat told The Times of Israel, "We're facing a rare storm the likes of which we've never seen."

Posted by joke du jour at December 14, 2013 07:02 PM

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