Aralkum Desert dust pollutes air in south-east Europe
High values of particulate matter (PM10) were recorded in the air in many places across South-East Europe on 27 March 2020.
Dust over Europe
Two dust clouds, one from northern Africa and one from Central Europe, travelled north towards Iceland and Greenland in late April 2019.
Red rain over Spain
Southern Spain had muddy rain (also called red rain or rain dust) as a result of convection on 20 July.
Large sandstorm covers swathes of the Middle East
A sandstorm, with winds reaching 100 km/h, caused widespread disruption across the Middle East in early February.
Dust travels from Algeria to the Black Sea
In late January/early February a large dust plume swept north east from Africa and over the Mediterranean Sea.
Cyclone transports dust across Mediterranean Sea to Turkey
A deep trough over northern Africa triggered a major dust outbreak in Feb 2014.
Dust outbreak over Mediterranean and SE Europe
Dust from North Africa, embedded in a frontal system, sweeps over the Eastern Mediterranean, from west to east.
Dust front over the Sahara
A dust front moved quickly across the Sahara and reached the Sahel after two days.
Arc of thick cloud over the Mediterranean
An arc of thick cloud (dark red) marks the presence of a low-pressure system over the eastern Mediterranean and the winds at higher levels.