Weather: Snow, rain and cold in central Algeria
Blida (Algeria)- Rain and snow falls have been spotted on the night of Friday to Saturday in many of Algeria's central provinces.
- In the province of Blida, 50 km southwest Algiers, the mountains of Chrea and the whole Atlas chain up to Mount Tamesguida in Medea (91 km east of Algiers) were covered with a thick snowy white coat.
- Snow also fell in the foothills of Blida's Atlas nearby the valley of Sidi El-Kebir, founder of the town of Blida. In Medea, snowfalls made traffic very difficult, especially on the Benchicao pass on national highway #1 between Medea and Berrouaghia.
- Ennaharonline/ AFP