Heavy snowfall in Tunisia

Roads in Ain Draham blocked by 31 inches (80 cm) of snow – Star Wars movie towns covered in snow.
Several regions in Tunisia continue to combat the intense cold wave across the northwest of the country, where temperatures have plunged to minus five degrees Celsius.

Snowfall in Ain Draham mounted up to 31 inches (80 cm) and four people died in a local hospital that became isolated.

Hundreds of people have been cut off from more rural parts of Ain Draham as the heavy snowfall has blocked roads and prevented aid from reaching residents.

The situation in Ain Draham for those requiring medical attention continues to deteriorate, given that the main roads linking to the hospitals of Jendouba, Beja, and Seliana are still covered in snow.

Heavy snowfall – more than 12 inches (30 cm) – and low temperatures have also caused significant difficulties for the inhabitants of the governorate of Kef and Thala, a town in the governorate of Kasserine.

Meanwhile, the southern Tunisian towns of Tataouine and Matmata, small desert cities that furnished the setting for Star Wars movies, were covered in snow.

The Sahara desert, particularly the region of Remada and the neighboring area of El Borma in the governorate of Tataouine, also saw snow near the oil fields of El Borma. Oil fields workers were thrilled at the sight of snow, a rare sight for them in the region.

The town of Matmata has not witnessed snow fall since 1962, according to Radio Tataouine.

See Four Dead in Ain Draham Due to Heavy Snowfall

See Relief Efforts Hindered by Heavy Snowfall in Tunisia’s Northwest

See Tunisian Charity Efforts Respond to Recent Snowfall in Kef and Thala

See Tataouine, the Setting of Star Wars, Covered in Snow

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis in the Netherlands for these links

Note: It is not unusual to see snowfall in Ain Draham. Situated almost 1,000 meters above sea level, the area is sometimes referred to as “the African Alps.” However, 31 inches at one time does appear to be out of the ordinary.

13 thoughts on “Heavy snowfall in Tunisia”

  1. Is it possible that north africa is being prepared for european colonization due to the onset of a new iceage? More snow and rain to make the sahara green.

      • not so carazy, why do you think Russia the USA and china ALL have bought large parcels of Agricultural land with water on or near and are already growing food thats sent straight back to their lands depriving the africans of land homes water and food, and sure they may? employ a very few locals, but the rest..no they dont prosper at all from it, a few corrupt govvy officials do really well too.
        and my own country austyralias also a target, and NZ is selling its soul ot them too, 6 dairies and land last month to chinas conglomerates.

  2. I fully expect the advocates of AGW to eventually reverse their positions on CO2 causing global warming. They will soon say that increasing atmospheric C02 is actually causing global cooling. And unless draconian action is not taking curbing the use of fossil fuels we will steer the planet towards a disasterous ice age that will kill millions.

    Don’t think people like Gore and Mann have that much chutzpah? Just wait.

    • I have already heard AGW proponents declare that Global Warming causes Global Cooling and; they explain that, as a result, that the “extreme” weather we are seeing right now is STILL essentially caused by Global Warming! You can’t win, can you?

    • They’ll ride AGW right into your grave. That’s what they want in the first place, millions and millions of useless eaters removed from the face of the planet. Don’t ever expect to see them back away from AGW until you decide to overthrow the current governments and defund them.

      • Millions of useless eaters taken out by Global Cooling Works as long as it is all those elites in Ivy League Universities and gov’t workers who pushed Global Warming. Just make sure to keep the records where they state the earth will get hotter and no snow, so they can’t lie their way our of the coming nightmare. The millions starving and freezing from global cooling will be interested to know who crippled energy and food productions preparing for Global Melt down.

    • Also there’s huge variability within the scope of supposed negative “feedbacks” from CO2. You could even speculate that the negative feedbacks are greater than the CO2 itself, such that added CO2 would in fact cause cooling.
      But the main thing is that there simply is no empirical evidence that CO2 effects climate level temps. None. All there is.. is the arcane and ambiguous theoretical models that they have drummed up.

      I make two points: 1. there is nothing wrong with the climate, and 2. trace gas CO2 has nothing, or effectively nothing, to do with it.
      On Point 1: current temps, and rates of temp change, are not unusual. The fabricated hockey stick graph, which the ipcc used to falsely claim that current temps are wildly high, has been fully debunked.
      On Point 2: everyone should see at least this short ~ 3 minute video on CO2 which also shows Al Gore engaging in the pivotal deception: https://iceagenow.info/2011/12/great-global-warming-swindle/

      • The fact is that CO2 follows temperature trends: warmer temps lead to an increase, and colder temps lead to a decrease in CO2.

  3. A. If in fact the earth’s magnetic field is low during iceages it would be difficult to live above ground, wouldn’t it? B. We have historical records of life during the last mini iceage. It’s not only the cozened rich who survived. Those/these times brought/bring out the true survival of the fittest.

  4. Oh don’t worry – these warministas are the greatest imbeciles and retards on the Planet and the galaxy.
    We could have an iceberg pass by Key West,FL – and they would still blame it on global warming.
    You can’t fix stupid !

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