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Many astonished as 'snow' falls in Kenya (photos)

Many astonished as 'snow' falls in Kenya (photos)

- Operations in Nyahururu, Kenya, were temporary interrupted after the area experienced a hailstorm

- Many residents believed that it was snow

- In 2008, Nyahuru also experienced the same down pour

Daily operations in Nyahururu were interrupted on July 4, 2017 after a blanket of hail covered the land, a thing that left many surprised.

TUKO.co.ke reports that residents were excited after seeing the hail and many were quick to share images on social media claiming that the area has experienced snowfall.

Unbelievable! Many astonished as snow falls in Nyahururu(photos)

People stopped to take pictures after the storm. Photo: ma3route.com

Travelling along Rumuti- Nyahururu road was also disrupted by the hailstorm.

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Snow in Kenya is not a common sight, given the country sits right on the equator and has vast stretches of semi-desert.

Unbelievable! Many astonished as snow falls in Nyahururu(photos)

Traffic was also disrupted by the storm. Photo: ma3route.com

It’s the not the first time, however, Kenyans have experienced the storm.

In 2015, the Kenya Metrological Department dismissed claims that snowfall was experienced in Kinangop, Njabini and Nyandarua after residents woke up to the same white blanket.

Unbelievable! Many astonished as snow falls in Nyahururu(photos)

Photo: Ma3route.com

Nyahuru also experienced the same weather in 2008.

The storm caused widespread damage to food crops, grazing fields and greenhouses at nearby flower farms.

Watch the video below to see the hail.

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