A couple of weeks ago a strong wind surprised the residents of the capital. Trees and power poles fell. This was due to a dust cloud from Sahara and in the next few hours will visit six states of our country.
In a statement the Secretary of the Environment reported that starting today and for the rest of the weekend a cloud of dust from the Sahara will cover the state from Campeche, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz and Yucatan.
It was detailed that there will be low to moderate concentrations, to later move towards the southeast of United States of America.
According to the analysis of numerical models and satellite images, observed by the National Meteorological Service of the National Water Commission, it is forecast that the Tuesday, June 14, a new dust pulse arrives from the Sahara on the mentioned states with concentrations similar to those of these days.
Main effects of Saharan dust are:
- Sunsets and sunrises with reddish tones, due to the interaction of the sun’s rays with the dust particles.
- When these dust clouds move across the Atlantic Ocean, they temporarily limit the development or intensification of tropical cyclones, since they are large expanses of dry air.
The Saharan dust cloud is released from the Sahel region, in the Sahara desert, and it is common for it to develop every year during spring and summer.
Saharan dust storm ‘dyes’ Spain brown and spreads across Europe
A huge dust storm Swirling over Europe from the Sahara desert made it difficult to breathe in much of Spain for the second day in a row on Wednesday and forced clean-up teams to work harder as far afield as Paris, London and Belgrade to remove the layer of dirt falling on cars and buildings.
Europeans woke up to eerie skies, from the grimy gray of Madrid to the orange hues of the Swiss Alps, caused by tiny particles that had traveled thousands of miles across the Mediterranean Sea.
The European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said it was tracking the large mass of dust that has “degraded air quality in much of Spain, Portugal and France”.
While Spain is bearing the brunt of the storm, the dust was dumped far beyond, casting ocher stains on cars in drizzly Paris and spreading fine dust over a large swath of the continent.
Experts, including Spain’s national weather service, described the event as “extraordinary” for the amount of dust in the air, but noted that it had not broken any records.
With information from AP.