Wait a bit before washing the car! Desert sands on the road “A prominent warning at the top of Dutch weather website weer.nl on Wednesday morning. Anyone who has seen photos from neighboring countries in recent days, where desert dust has fluttered before, knows that this may not really be an unnecessary luxury.
Weather forecasts indicate that, on Wednesday, desert dust will spread in the upper air layers above our country, small sand particles – or, more precisely, because of their small size: dust – stuck in an air current traveling from south to north. Even can reach our areas.
By the way, the dust has already arrived here on Tuesday, but the concentration in the air is so high on Wednesday and Thursday that we might be able to notice something. On a Wednesday, for example, the sunset may suddenly appear redder than usual, and the sun may be much paler or hazy than usual.
When it rains at night from Wednesday to Thursday — KNMI reports there’s a 90 percent chance of it raining — the dust that falls with that rain can cover, among other things, brown-and-red stained cars and windows.
low pressure area
By the way, precipitation with desert dust is a phenomenon that has been occurring in Holland for centuries. The main condition is that the south wind blows for several days. Only then can the dust bridge about 2,000 kilometers from there to here.
This time it happens because the area of low pressure over Spain and Morocco is linked to the area of high pressure over southeastern Europe. As a result, winds blow from a region of high pressure to a region of low pressure. The south wind flow may even reach the areas around Spitsbergen and Nova Zembla tomorrow.
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