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Large plume of Saharan dust over the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde

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A large plume of Saharan dust lifted off West Africa on March 31, 2023, and started spreading west toward the Canary Islands and Cabo Verde.

As of April 3, the plume is still affecting the region, and a small part of it is expected to reach southern Spain late April 4 (UTC) and into April 5.

saharan dust 1615z march 31 2023
Image credit: EUMETSAT, Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 16:15 UTC on March 31, 2023
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Image credit: EUMETSAT, Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 16:15 UTC on April 1, 2023
saharan dust 1615z april 2 2023
Image credit: EUMETSAT, Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 16:15 UTC on April 2, 2023
saharan dust 1615z april 3 2023
Image credit: EUMETSAT, Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 16:15 UTC on April 3, 2023


Featured image credit: EUMETSAT, Zoom Earth, The Watchers. Acquired at 16:15 UTC on March 31, 2023

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