It was snowing heavily in the Kyzyl Kum desert in central Uzbekistan, the press service of the State Committee of Uzbekistan for Nature Protection reports.
"Minus temperatures prevail in many regions of the country. Heavy rainfall is commonplace in most areas, but this amount of snow, in one of the hottest places of the country, the Kyzyl Kum desert, is a rarely observed phenomenon,” said the agency.
Kyzylkum is a sandy desert between the rivers Amu Darya and Syr Darya, located in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and parts of Turkmenistan. In the north-west the desert is bounded by the Aral Sea, in the north-east by Syr Darya, in the east by the Tien Shan and Pamir-Alai mountains, in the southwest by Amu Darya. The area is about 300 thousand sq. Km.