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Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:35 am
by readytotaxi
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-51608779

"A vast sandstorm from the Sahara has shrouded Spain's Canary Islands, disrupting travel plans for tourists flying in and out."

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Mother nature is a powerful thing.

Re: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:38 am
by JannEejit
It's a common occurrence there, happened when I was on holiday in Gran Canaria years ago. The sky was an eerie colour and next day a fine layer of sand covered everything.

Re: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:54 am
by masi1157
We are currently on El Hierro, which ist the small island in the far left on the BBC image. There it looks like only Fuerteventura and Lanzarote were hit, but in fact also here the sun is almost invisible, just a slightly lighter brown-yellow spot in the sky and we don't see the horizon. It was really windy on Sunday morning but right now there is no wind at all. I would not call it a sandstorm, there is just a lot of very fine dust in the air but no grains of sand blown around.


Gruß, masi1157

Re: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:37 pm
by debonair
Already discussed b4: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1441759

Re: Sand storm causes flight delays in Canary Islands

Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:39 pm
by tys777
Locked as it is being discussed elsewhere