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.
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