– Snow to fall in London as bitterly cold weather grips Britain (Telegraph, Feb. 2, 2012):
All of Europe and even Africa is being frozen by a giant 4,000-mile wide mass of freezing air shunted west from Siberia.
Amazingly, the Sahara Desert, which had no snow for 33 years until a brief fall in western Algeria last month, faces an inch of snow by the weekend.
Meteogroup forecaster Stephen Davenport, who said parts of north Africa face six inches of powder, said: “The deep cold is spreading surprisingly far south.
“It will deliver snow to Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica and, most remarkably, possible low level snow in north Africa, although it is unlikely to settle.”