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.