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Desert dust causes the mountains of Carinthia to “disappear” and obscures the view

Desert dust causes the mountains of Carinthia to “disappear” and obscures the view

Anyone who thinks of fog when they look at the sky on Holy Saturday is mistaken. Because it is not the one that creates foggy air and poor visibility. “We currently have a lot of Saharan dust in the atmosphere,” explains Andreas Mansberger of Geosphere Austria (formerly Zamg). Especially when it's cloudy, you can currently see it well in the upper and central Carinthia regions. Most often in the form of a yellowish veil.

“If it rains during the day, dust also falls to the ground. “It looks similar to pollen,” explains the meteorologist. However, the probability of rain is higher on the mountains than in the valley. By the way, the “culprit” is the fact that the dust coming from Africa Reaching us is “an area of ​​low pressure that extends into North Africa, from where the Saharan sands come into Central Europe.”

Up to 70 km/h

The wind will continue to accompany us during the Easter weekend. “Shines of up to 50 km/h are not uncommon. In some places, near Karawanken, in Ferlach and Bad Eisenkappel, the train can also descend at a speed of 70 km/h,” warns Mansberger. The winds will likely calm down in the evening, but you should be careful, especially during the Easter bonfires.

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