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Sahara dust sweeping over Slovakia

Dust from the Sahara desert was present in the air above Slovakia.

Illiustrative stock photo (Source: AP/TASR)

The dust was detected by the Slovak Hydrometeorological Office’s Aerological and Radiation Centre in Gánovce pri Poprade in eastern Slovakia on June 18. Meteorologist Peter Hrabčák reported about this phenomenon on the website of the Slovak Hydrometeorological Office (SHMÚ).

The dust has been blowing to Slovakia by winds since Thursday, June 16, whereas on Friday, June 17, the Sahara sand was present in the atmosphere up to five kilometres above sea level.

SHMÚ already detected Sahara dust over Slovakia 12 different days earlier in the year.

“It was back in February, April and now June,” said Hrabčák.

This time, however, the Sahara dust is likely to make its way as far northeast as Russia, Finland and the Arctic region.

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