African Dust Clouds Return to Athens
The atmosphere around Athens on Sunday and Monnday was full of dust blown from North Africa, leaving the skies over Attica cloudy and visibility limited.
Dust clouds have been blown over parts of southern and central Europe this week, with doctors warning vulnerable people — the elderly, children and those with respiratory complaints — to be cautious.
Low-pressure weather in Africa is being blamed for the phenomenon which prompted doctors to urge the elderly or those with respiratory illnesses to stay indoors.
On March 26, from the northern leafy suburbs to the Acropolis and the historical centre and all the way south to Piraeus, the Greek capital was blanketed by a thick orange cloud of dust.
You may be interested
Ankara blocks inspection of Turkish ship by German frigate in Libya (video)makis - Nov 23, 2020
Ankara has prevented a German frigate, participating in the European Union’s “IRINI” mission, from inspecting a suspected Turkish cargo ship…
Biden Deputy Chief of Staff pushed “mandatory” firearm buybacksPanos - Nov 23, 2020
Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, would-be White House Deputy Chief of Staff for a Biden administration, managed Robert ‘Beto’ O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign and pushed…
The Greek island with the 235 Churches you must visit (drone video)Panos - Nov 23, 2020
Greece has been blessed to be sprinkled with hundreds of islands around its shores, with each offering visitors something unique.…