Does it snow in Africa at Christmas?

In 1984, the charitable supergroup Band Aid sang: “There won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas time.” In fact, it does snow in Africa at high elevations. Kilimanjaro has long been crowned by a cap of snow and ice, though it has been shrinking. … Nonetheless, snow on the edge of the Sahara Desert is rare.

Which African countries does snow fall?


  • THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO. We were pleasantly surprised when we discovered it snowed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). …
  • MOROCCO. …
  • TUNISIA. …
  • LESOTHO. …
  • There you have it!

Does Africa get cold?

Winter in Africa is generally warm, but here are more interesting facts on the continent’s winter season, which occurs over June, July and August. … The average winter temperature is about 20 degrees Celsius. Nigeria experiences hot temperatures all year round, with the winter season being hot and dry.

Does Nigeria ever have snow?

No. It does not snow in Nigeria. Never has and (most likely) never will. The climate at and around the Equator is tropical, which means average annual temperature is around 30 °C (86 °F) during the day and 23 °C (73 °F) at night.

Why is snow not falling in Nigeria?

Nigeria is located in a geographical area that has low altitude, which means it is has a warmer climate known as tropical climate. In these type of conditions, snow will not fall. … We have hot weather here in Nigeria so it’s difficult to see snow in hot climate.

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What is the coldest city in Africa?

Sutherland, Northern Cape

Country South Africa
Province Northern Cape
District Namakwa
Municipality Karoo Hoogland

Which country has snow all year round?


  • Switzerland. If you’ve ever been to Disneyland and wondered what the Matterhorn is like in real life, you can enjoy skiing underneath its majestic peaks year round. …
  • Argentina. …
  • New Zealand. …
  • Canada. …
  • France.
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