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Large amounts of Saharan dust pushed into Spain and Portugal – together with the heat wave

In addition to very warm to hot air at mid levels, southerly winds will push significant amounts of Saharan dust into the region in Spain an Portugal experiencing the intense heat wave.

Southerly low to mid-level winds will push significant amounts of dust from NW Africa over the Iberian peninsula, particularly the western part. See maps of dust load by University of Athens SKIRON model for details – below:

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Update on the ongoing heat wave over Spain and Portugal - August 2, 2018
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