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All the way from Africa

When I awoke this morning the weather looked bad, fog had gathered on the hills around and vision was limited. It is Sunday and if I was going to get to church today it meant driving there through the fog. We left the house with some trepidation, there was a strong wind blowing but to my surprise the wind was warm. A further surprise awaited me as we drove towards the fog. The windscreen was not wet, it was covered in a sprinkling of sand. The fog was not water, it was sand and it was not Greek sand either, it was African!

It is not uncommon to have sand blow over from the Sahara, but the unusually strong wind had brought with it an unusual amount of sand. It seems very odd to know that the film of sand on my car was once desert sand.

We have been told that this phenomenon will continue tomorrow, after that I presume the wind will drop and the remaining sand in the sky will drop too.

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Hollyhocks100 wrote on February 1, 2015, 9:05 AM

We get the same here in Spain, no surprise really as just off north Africa. Today the howling winds are coming from northern Europe, so no sand today, but snow in many places, floods in others and low temperatures for all.

Lushlala wrote on February 1, 2015, 2:32 PM

It looks like most of the world was getting hit by powerful wind today! We had powerful wind along with a heavy downpour here in Gaborone, Botswana this afternoon, too!

Jay_Angel wrote on February 1, 2015, 6:34 PM

That sounds terrible. I am glad that doesn't happen here, but I guess that hurricanes are bad enough.

bestwriter wrote on February 27, 2015, 12:01 AM

It is almost like visiting Africa even though it was just their sand. Something is better than nothing emoticon :tongue:

carolscash wrote on February 27, 2015, 10:32 AM

How interesting! I have never seen a sand fog before, but I also don't live near a desert