Sahara Dust Falls On Ireland

Sahara dust on my car
Sahara dust on my car

If you own a car then you’ve probably been cursing that layer of fine dust that you found all over it over the weekend. It’s not just any old layer of dust, however, because it’s traveled all the way from the Sahara desert, falling out in the showers of rain of the past 24 hours.

The image below is a Dust RGB image from Eumetsat, taken at 1800 GMT on Saturday (29th March). This type of imagery filters certain wavelengths to show up dust as a bright pink colour. Continue reading