Date:May 31, 2020

Extremely Rare Snowfall Carpets Baghdad

There are many countries under a carpet of white snow, but there are regions that are not typical on the winter wonderland list, for example: Iraq.

Iraqis shake snow off a tree at a park in the holy Shiite city of Karbala. -AFP

An Iraqi girl plays with her mother in the snow in the holy Shiite city of Karbala. -AFP

This Tuesday, the capital of Iraq woke up carpeted in white by only its second snowfall in a century, so residents took the streets to enjoy the historic moment. The last time that they had snow was in 2008, and it was mostly slushy so most people didn’t even have the time to see it.

So in over one hundred years, Baghdad has only experienced snow twice, this current time, and in 2008. This time even though the ground wasn’t heavily covered, it’s still a decent snowfall for a country that rarely sees snow. Only a few of Iraqi residents will experience the country’s last proper snowfall, so this is quite a momentous, and joyful, a moment for the nation, most have said it’s the first time they’ve ever seen snow falling in the country’s capital.

Theย Bangkok Post stated that the Media head of the Iraqi Meteorological Centre told that: “Snowfall may continue until Wednesday given the very cold weather. This cold wave is coming from Europe.”

Snow is more typical in northern regions of Iraq, but its southern and central regions where Baghdad is located, are rarely hit by such meteorological events.

A lot of people went out and even out of their cars to take part in once-in-a-lifetime snowball fights and taking pictures.


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