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Snow near Klein-Aus Vista -Aus,Namibia- 23 August 2011

Aus in southern Namibia had 15 mm rainat night. In the morning there was even light snowfall from 5h30 till 6h30. The last time Aus recorded a few snowflakes was 5 years ago (2006); the last serious snow was 15 years ago (1996). The area receives winter rain and cold fronts bringing ice cold air from the antarctic. Snow, however, is a rare phenomenon. Photo's courtesy Piet Swiegers

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