Snow falls in Cairo, Egypt for the first time in over 100 years

456017353-1-942x530Seems some people are going to be having themselves a white Christmas this year for the first time in so long. For the first time in over 100 years, a winter storm has brought snow to Cairo, Egypt, a city known for its heat and sand.

According to local reports, it happened over night and unexpectedly on Wednesday Dec. 11th. An official of Egypt’s Meteorological centre said it was first time in decades since the last snowfalls and it took residents of Cairo suburbs by surprise. But most are delighted because they have never seen snow before. They took to Twitter to post their amazement in words and shared pictures

The snowfall has forced the closure of the country’s ports and several other businesses for days now.

Ah, snow. If only we had that in Nigeria. 🙂

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  1. Yemie

     /  December 14, 2013

    Snow falling in Nigeria? There’s no cold chance in hell of that happening, na beans? That’s a mighty tall order.

  2. Yemie

     /  December 14, 2013

    Not even Santa Claus can grant this wish, not that he exists anyhow; we know better now. So just enjoy our good old dusty and dry harmattan. That will do just fine.

  3. Excellency

     /  December 14, 2013

    Someday, sometime… Keep ur dreams alive buddy. Like they say “be careful what u wish for…” 😀

  4. abikoye

     /  December 16, 2013

    God please we need snow in Nigeria
    All ye gates of hell and ye angels of seasons please sleep off and let everything scatter and rearrange that snow will fall in Nigeria and fish fall from the sky. #giant grin# Amen


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