Large plume of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

Large plume of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

The second large plume of Saharan dust reached the Caribbean and South America on June 7, 2022, after a journey of more than 5 500 km (3 400 miles), as forecasted by Copernicus CAMS and confirmed by Sentinel-5p Aerosol index.

The worst dust storm in Uzbekistan’s recorded history

The worst dust storm in Uzbekistan’s recorded history

A severe dust storm that started in southern Kazakhstan hit parts of Uzbekistan on the evening of November 4, 2021, growing under favorable weather conditions into the worst since the country started keeping meteorological records in 1871. The worst affected were…

Large amount of Saharan dust moving over the Atlantic Ocean

Large amount of Saharan dust moving over the Atlantic Ocean

Another large Saharan dust cloud has lifted off western Africa late Sunday, August 22, 2021, and is now moving over the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean and the United States. The cloud seems of similar strength to the one produced last week. Image credit:…

Dense clouds of Saharan dust spreading over Europe and Atlantic Ocean

Dense clouds of Saharan dust spreading over Europe and Atlantic Ocean

Earth-observing satellites are picking up two dense clouds of Saharan dust — one moving NE over the Mediterranean Sea into Europe and the other W over the Atlantic Ocean. The European cloud has already reached southern Spain, Corsica, and most of Italy and is…

Large Saharan dust cloud moving over the Atlantic Ocean

Large Saharan dust cloud moving over the Atlantic Ocean

A new large Saharan dust cloud is moving over the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to reach the Caribbean by the end of the week. The cloud will remain over the Caribbean until the end of the week and move toward the southeastern US early next week. Saharan dust…

Intense dust storms affecting Kuwait

Intense dust storms affecting Kuwait

Intense dust storms are affecting Kuwait since June 10, 2021, significantly reducing visibility and causing severe traffic chaos. The meteorological department said strong winds, dust storms, and heat can be expected at least until June 20. Intense dust storms are…

Large cloud of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

Large cloud of Saharan dust reaches the Caribbean and South America

A large cloud of Saharan dust moving across the Atlantic Ocean over the past week has reached the Caribbean and South America. The dust will remain over the region for the next couple of days, limiting visibility and lowering air quality. After that, it's…

Deadly dust storms hit Karachi, Pakistan

Deadly dust storms hit Karachi, Pakistan

Severe dust storms and heavy rains struck parts of Karachi, Pakistan, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, resulting in at least four fatalities and damaged properties. The storms came amid a severe heat spell in the city and the onslaught of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm…