Afterexceptional sand that swept across France in then from a slightly less violent, new cloud of sand from the Sahara will hit the country from next Tuesday. The famous sirocco will be talked about next week: it storm rages over the Sahara in the atmosphere, and these particles will touch France at the beginning and middle of the week.
With the establishment of a strong southerly current in front of the low pressure area that hit Spain, dust rose from #sand from #Sahara promise to be important again next week on #France.
Image via SKIRON pic.twitter.com/OY5wnYLZSk
— Meteo60 on Telegram www.t.me/meteo60 (@meteo60) April 7, 2022
This powerful southerly stream should generate a significant amount of dust: a priori, they will be present in greater numbers than during the March 28 event, but perhaps not as much as during the March 15 sand cloud that caused orange skies over most of the country and coloration of the mountains.
???? Yesterday, April 5, 2022, a satellite image showed a significant amount #sand from #Sahara going up to #Greece. In France, the risk should return early next week. ???? (via Copernicus) pic.twitter.com/MPpVvrM7z4
— Guillaume Sechet (@Meteovilles) April 6, 2022
Mild Tuesday, then sandy rain on Wednesday
The growth of thishot and dry weather from North Africa will cause temperatures to rise in France, with most of the country likely to reach 20°C next Tuesday. From Wednesday, the return of more unsettling weather should lead to the return of sandy showers, information to take into account for those who want to wash their car in the coming days!
Impressed by volume #sand from #Sahara applied to a small surface
By simply rubbing the hood and roof of the car, I restored 3 cm ^ 3 per 3 square meters with a bucket. Stunningly.
How much does a cloud weigh @SergeZakaseveral thousand tons? pic.twitter.com/6oxQ4rWfTc
— Guillaume Delanoue???????? (@GuillDelanue) March 15, 2022
France under a cloud of sand from the Sahara until at least Thursday
Articlepublished March 16, 2022
Powerful South Stream continues to carry a large amount of Saharan sand across the country until Thursday. Discover images of the southwest covered in sand, from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic coast.
Vigorous flow from south to southeast, called inthat colored the sky of the Maghreb, Spain and most of France. This brings soft air, but also causes the sand cloud to move from the Sahara to France and on to the British Isles and the Netherlands.
On Monday, winds were blowing at speeds of up to 110 km/h in North Africa, and up to 100 km/h in the southwest.throughout the region. A situation that occurs on average one to three times a year in the south of France with varying intensity.
Maps via SKIRON forecast pic.twitter.com/nxm8nsvnnQ
— Guillaume Sechet (@Meteovilles) March 16, 2022
Dusty skies, colorful mountains and a pollution episode
This week’s episode, one of the strongest in the last 10 years, especially this Tuesday, and a significant layer of sand covered the peaks of the Pyrenees, making them look like the dunes of the Sahara! This colorationPyrenean snow will affect the albedo, reducing the reflectivity of the snow: so brown snow should melt much faster than white snow.
Sand is also present on roads and cars from the Occitania region to the Ile de France, including in Paris after sand showers on Monday evening and Tuesday morning, which is an exceptional case.
Thisimportant, since during the strongest episodes can be registered. This is the deterioration of air quality associated with particles may exacerbate breathing problems in people who are already susceptible. This sand contains not only pollutants, but also and .
This vibeit also has another consequence – the darkening of the sky and even coloring it in the strongest episodes. Skies over much of the country appeared hazy over Tuesday and Wednesday, limiting the intensity of the sun’s rays. . This milky sky turned orange over three-quarters of the country, as has happened in recent years with the same weather situation. Due to this sand-filled cloud cover, temperatures that should have risen sharply on Wednesday finally turned out to be lower than expected. The phenomenon will continue this Thursday until the wind direction changes and rain resumes between Thursday evening and Friday morning.
In Algeria and Spain, skies turned red on Monday, creating an apocalyptic atmosphere over southern Europe and the Maghreb.