Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service said most of the dust that reaches Europe in the coming days is likely to be concentrated over Spain and France, and possibly reach Norway.
A plume of dust flew over the Atlantic Ocean, the wind direction displaced it northeast towards Europe. About this on February 20 reported National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The researchers said that strong seasonal winds blow over 180 million tons of dust from the Sahara Desert every year. These streams usually move across the Atlantic towards the United States, sometimes dust settles in Africa or is sent north.
On February 18, a set of visible infrared radiometers (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA-20 spacecraft recorded an array of dust particles. The most dense concentration is over the Bodele depression in the northeast of Chad.
Most of the dust that reaches Europe in the coming days is likely to be concentrated over Spain and France, and possibly to Norway, according to the Copernicus Atmospheric Monitoring Service forecast. Some parts of Spain may experience “mud rains”.
February 6-7 in the Czech Republic and others orange snow fell in central European countries… According to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, it was stained due to dust from the Sahara desert.