Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

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cordyman
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Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by cordyman » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:40 pm

I thought it was rather hazy yesterday evening after i'd washed the car, looked like a fog almost in the hills.

This morning the car was covered in sandy dirt, rained lightly in the afternoon and even more :lol:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-26816331


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by phatplants » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:50 pm

Yes, everything covered in it this morning!


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by JeffYoung » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:55 pm

We got a lot of it here. Still hazy today.

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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by samtobuk » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:35 pm

Didn't notice the haze, but car windows were covered in it overnight Sat and again yesterday.


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by bordersboy » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:37 pm

Car was covered in dust this morning in Edinburgh. We havent seen the sky for 3 days now because of fog or is it a duststorm?


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:59 pm

Glad I didn't wash cars at the weekend now, but have had to clean all the glass today as couldn't see out :roll:

Happens occasionally here with southerly winds.

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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by Clive60 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:04 pm

Cars were covered In it here. At least it washed of easily, unlike my brothers car in Crete which gets covered in what they used to call Gaddafi Rain as it came up from the Sahara via Libya and stuck like mud. Guess they call it something else now.


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by Conifers » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:07 pm

Nope, just cold North Sea rain :x :x :x


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by Wilza » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:34 pm

My car was covered this morning. It was a very stuffy day, felt like there was a storm brewing this afternoon.


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Re: Anyone get the Sahara dust dumping?

Post by GREVILLE » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:21 pm

Not readily apparent on my car this morning until I got close too. The silver colour of the vehicle has the commercial name 'Moondust' which may explain why I couldn't see it. On the other hand my wife's car was green.............


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