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Tag Archives: sahara
Storm in Sahara sends dust to UK
Red dust covering cars in the south this weekend was blown in from the Sahara Desert. A large amount of sand and dust was swept up by storm winds in the desert, around 2000 miles away in northwest Africa. The … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Air pollution, air quality, desert winds, dust, Dust storm, red dust, sahara, saharan dust, saharan storm, smog 5 Comments
Dust storm brings Saharan sand to the UK
Many people across parts of the UK have noticed a layer of light dust on their cars or other surfaces over the past couple of days, but how did it get here? A big dust storm in the Sahara, around … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office News Tagged Dust storm, dusty, Met Office, rain, sahara, sand, sand storm, UK, weather 2 Comments
Saharan dust heads for the UK
A wind storm that developed over northwestern Africa on the 3rd and 4th April left a legacy of Saharan dust in the atmosphere over parts of Western Europe. Gusty winds reached 50mph at times over southern Morocco and western Algeria … Continue reading
Posted in Met Office Images, Met Office in the Media, Met Office News Tagged Africa, dust, Met Office, NASA, sahara, saharan dust, Satellite imagery 1 Comment