Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Storm Celia : Sahara dust storm blows across Spain, taints sky orange


 Storm Celia pushed dust from the Sahara desert across the peninsula: A mass of hot air from the Sahara desert dumped dust on large parts of Spain including Madrid on Tuesday, colouring the sky orange and coating cars and streets.

 People used hoses to wash down the dust in the centre of the capital where a brown film covered windows in apartment buildings. 

 Haze created by the hot air is driven across the Mediterranean Sea by powerful winds called "la calima". 

The phenomenon is common in Spain, and especially the Canary Islands, off Morocco.

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