Very thick Saharan dust cloud moving over the Mediterranean into Italy and SE Europe

Very thick Saharan dust cloud moving over the Mediterranean into Italy and SE Europe

A very thick Saharan dust cloud is moving over the Mediterranean Sea into Italy and Southeast Europe over the past couple of days. Coupled with exceptionally high temperatures affecting the region, this dust is contributing to lower visibility, respiratory issues, and lower Air Quality Index.

The worst affected on June 23 are Sicily and southern Italy, most of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, and western Greece. On June 24, dust cloud will spread over large parts of SE Europe, including Slovenia, Croatia, and Serbia.

The worst affected on June 25 will be southern Italy and western Greece.

Image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS. Processed by Pierre Markuse. Acquired June 23, 2021

Featured image credit: NASA Terra/MODIS, TW

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