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More dust covers cars in southern Portugal

in News · 15-03-2017 15:38:00 · 0 Comments



Tens of thousands of drivers in Lisbon and Southern Portugal this morning woke up to find their cars covered in an orange dust.

More dust covers cars in southern Portugal

 

According to a Met Office expert the phenomenon has two different explanations.

 

In the Algarve and the Alentejo, the dust will have blown in from the Sahara desert, as it did a couple of weeks ago.

 

In Lisbon, however, the covering was caused by a weakening of the recent strong winds, which allowed dust and other particles that had been circulating in the air to settle as the winds slowed.

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Edition 1442
23 September 2017
Edition: 1442

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