Social media turns white as Tunisia is blanketed in snow

Tunisians have been sharing extraordinary pictures of their snow-covered nation after they were hit by winter storms on Sunday.

Over a thousand people in the northwestern province of Jendouba were trapped in their cars on Sunday evening during heavy blizzards. Meanwhile, ten emergency shelters were set up in schools and sports centers as temperatures dipped to minus five.

While winter snow is not unusual in the Tunisian highlands, this year’s storms have been particularly intense, producing some very social media-ready photos.

Foreigners have expressed their surprise that a country which includes the northern edge of the Sahara might have such wintery weather.


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