A cloud of sand will fall over France today

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[EN VIDÉO] Sahara sand cloud over France
This phenomenon happens several times a year, but this time it is particularly intense and extensive, resulting in spectacular displays.

later cloudy The extraordinary sand that sweeps France last march 15In that case March 28 A slightly less powerful new cloud of sand from the Sahara is currently affecting the country. The famous sirocco is still spoken: this wind storm over the Sahara pushes desert sand in the atmosphere and these particles concern France until Wednesday.

This strong southerly current is producing large amounts of dust over Occitania, Normandy and Hauts de France this Tuesday: they are more present than at the 28 March event, but not as much as the sand cloud on 15 March that caused an eruption. In most of the country, orange is the color of the sky and mountain ranges.

Warm and then sandy rains

The rise of it weather The heat and drought from North Africa has caused temperatures to rise in France: most of the country has reached the 20°C limit since Monday. This Tuesday, the return of the weather with worsening should lead to the return of sandy rains in the west, information to consider for those who want to wash their car in the coming days! And this Wednesday, new sand particles will rise and particularly affect the South-West: the sky will likely be gray-yellow and a few rains will fall, from the South-West to-France. The peaks of the Pyrenees are expected to be painted orange again, and the snow that fell last week is expected to melt faster.

France under a cloud of sand from the Sahara until at least Thursday

article Karine DurandReleased on March 16, 2022

A strong southerly current continues to bring large quantities of Saharan sand into the country through Thursday. From the Pyrenees mountains to the Atlantic coast, explore the sand-covered views of the southwest.

A strong flow called a “sirocco” from south to southeast. meteorology, colored the skies of the Maghreb, Spain and much of France. This brings mild weather, but also causes a cloud of sand to travel from the Sahara to France and beyond, to the British Isles and the Netherlands.

Winds blew up to 110 km/h in North Africa on Monday, autan gusts of up to 100 km/h in the southwest, repels these dust particles throughout the entire region. A condition in the south of France that occurs on average one to three times a year with varying intensity.

Dusty skies, colorful mountains and a pollution event

This week’s episode, especially this Tuesday, is one of the strongest in the last 10 years, and a substantial layer of sand has covered the Pyrenean peaks, making them look like Saharan dunes! This coloring jacket Snowfall in Pyrenees will affect the regionalbedoreducing snow reflection: therefore brown snow should melt much faster than white snow.

Sand is also found on the roads and vehicles from the Occitanie region to Ile-de-France, including Paris, after sandy rains on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, which is an exceptional event.

This rising sand is not unimportant, for in the strongest periods, a fine particle pollution peak can be registered. This deterioration in air quality due to particles PM10 It is likely to aggravate respiratory problems in people who are already susceptible. This sand is not only pollutants, but also bacterium and mushrooms.

this atmosphere dusty it also has the other consequence of covering the sky and even coloring it in the strongest periods. Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the skies over much of the country appeared hazy, limiting the intensity of the sun’s rays. sun. This milky sky has turned orange over three-quarters of the country, as has been the case with the same type of weather in recent years. Due to this sand-filled cloud cover, temperatures that will skyrocket Wednesday are finally lower than expected. The phenomenon will continue this Thursday before the wind changes direction and the rain returns between Thursday evening and Friday morning.

On Monday, the skies turned red over Algeria and Spain, and apocalyptic air over southern Europe and the Maghreb.

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