According to Chilean meteorologists, more than 19mm rain fell last month in the Atacama desert of Chile. That is amazing taking into account that the driest place on Earth normally receives less than 12 mm (0.47 in) of rain / year.
Moreover, beginning of the month, a rare snowfall covered parts of the Atacama desert in Chile…
And like I forecast, those areas are experiencing a major desert bloom, with thousands of multicolor flowers blossoming.
The flowering desert phenomenon, known as ‘desierto florido’ in Chile, occurs between the months of September and November in years when rainfall is unusually high. The last major event occurred in 2015.
Normally, the Atacama Desert receives less than 12 mm (0.47 in) of rain a year (the driest place on Earth)…
And such a desert flowering event is actually an amazing sight! Check below by yourself:
El sitio más árido de la Tierra es el DESIERTO DE ATACAMA, Chile; pero de vez en cuando, cada 6-7 años, se cubre con un manto de flores.— Arturo A Muñoz (@artamumu) September 10, 2021
El fenómeno se conoce como “desierto florido” y ya lo estudiaron los botánicos españoles del S XVII.
Y en estos días está ocurriendo pic.twitter.com/SlNCpxl1gA
The desert flowering has already begun but will reach its maximum early October 2021 according to officials. This year, the phenomenon that occurs only every 6-7 years, could turn very big… The last unprecedented ‘desierto florido’ occurred in 2015.