How's the weather in Libya?



Summertime in Libya is very hot. It's just the beginning of summer and it's expected to be about 40 (celsius) today - that's hot! Thank God most people have air conditioning nowadays. When I first came to Libya seventeen years ago, most people didn't have air conditioning and if they did they were so afraid of the effects it might have on their health that they would only turn it on for a short while everyday and often they would turn it on and leave the windows open at the same time. Summers back then were awful, especially if you were a woman who wore hijab!

The other day in class we were discussing weird weather phenomena in Libya and of course sandstorms came up as we remembered a few months ago we had quite a bad one. We also discussed the fact that Libya usually has quite mild winters. One of my students said it had snowed in Shahat (in the east of Libya) last March. He brought me some pictures that his friend took, it was a nice 'apple for the teacher'. I decided it would be a nice treat to post them on my blog to cool off anyone that is here in Libya enduring the 40 degree heat. They are really fantastic pictures! Enjoy!


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  1. it seems very hot there in Libya ,, but you know what i missed the hot weather,today the weather in Newcastle is stormy rainy and cold ,, few days ago i could finally remove my baby`s jacket but since yesterday i had to put it on again..
    i was always complaining about our awful weather in Libya especially during the summer but now i`m begging for some sun and heat..
    it is the humanbeing nature ;never satisfied!!!!
    by the way i realy like your blog and the photos are just amazing.

    Dania`s Mother:
    Rima

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  2. it seems very hot there in Libya ,, but you know what i missed the hot weather,today the weather in Newcastle is stormy rainy and cold ,, few days ago i could finally remove my baby`s jacket but since yesterday i had to put it on again..
    i was always complaining about our awful weather in Libya especially during the summer but now i`m begging for some sun and heat..
    it is the humanbeing nature ;never satisfied!!!!
    by the way i realy like your blog and the photos are just amazing.

    Dania`s Mother:
    Rima

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  3. Wow beautiful pictures, you've stated Shahat is in the eastern part of Libya, I didn't know there were ruins there too. It's amazing, as if you're in Rome! Never experienced snow but hail storm around end of 87 early 88. I guess you were still in the States. We took a few pictures from our roof top, unfortunately mom lost the camera in Libya. I hope someone found it & developed the pictures. What if someone ran over the camera! Well!

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  4. Dearest Khadija ,
    You impress me as always.You should start charging us lol!
    Thanks .

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  6. Great pictures, I've been to shahat in the summer of 2004, but it didn't look as astonishing as it looks with all this snow covering the place, pretty amazing!

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  7. You dropped a comment on my blog, this gave me a chance to ckeck out yours. You sincerely did an amazing job, the pictures you have here show the real beauty of this country that few would imagine if they never visited.
    I really feel like an amateur with my annecdotes, and lack of pictures. I'd better tell my friends to visit your blog in order to discover Libya.

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