Many Spaniards wake up in the morning surprised to see a layer of red dust covering rooftops, streets and cars. Sky in the capital Madrid and other cities with an unusual orange tint.
The sky with orange-red tones due to the appearance of dust from the desert Sahara in Navares, Caravaca de la Cruz, Murcia, Spain
Spanish experts have issued extremely poor air quality ratings for a large swath of the country after a hot air mass from the Sahara desert across the Mediterranean spread to Europe. Experts predict dust clouds from the Sahara desert will spread to many other areas.
According to experts, starting from the Sahara region, the sand blocks cross the Mediterranean, enter Southern Europe and Western Europe, then can follow the wind up to Nordic countries such as Finland and Norway.
Sand makes the sky in many places turn orange, looking like the atmosphere on Mars. Many residents complain that they cannot see the road to drive, play sports, travel…
View of Almeria fortress covered in orange by dust from the Sahara desert in Almeria, southeastern Spain
Mirage 2000 Swiss Air Force fighter aircraft displayed in front of the entrance at Payerne Air Base amid a special atmosphere of light in Switzerland.
Many images shared on social media show the sky tinged with orange in various areas. Spain’s weather agency describes the storm dust storm the word Sahara is ‘unusual and very intense’.
High dust concentration will affect the air quality and cause a number of impacts on human health.
Ruben del Campo, a spokesman for Spain’s weather agency, said it was not yet clear if climate change was directly related, but the expansion of the Sahara desert increased the likelihood. major dust storm events in Europe.
It is known that this phenomenon occurs frequently around February and March due to some intense sandstorms forming in North Africa. The atmospheric shift by barometric pressure has contributed to bringing the sand far north.
Some more pictures of the orange sky caused by sand from the Sahara in March 2022:
View of Madrid in the morning when there is a large amount of dust from the Sahara
Saharan dust drifts across central Switzerland near Mount Brisen and the village of Stans in the canton of Nidwalden, Switzerland
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