Saharan Dust Smoothers Med Islands Incl Crete, Cyprus All The Way To Russia

Written by on March 25, 2018 in Rest of Europe, Winter 2017/18 with 0 Comments

A strong southerly flow triggered from a deep low spinning over Italy pulled a vast plume of Saharan dust northwards off Libya out over the Med turning many islands a dusty, orange Thursday morning. Crete’s sky resembled Kuwait or Iraq in the midst of an intense sandstorm.

NASA

NASA

As well as dusty, it was also very warm.

Meteoceil

It wasn’t just Crete and Greece which turned orange.

FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Fokion Chorinos

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