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Crete covered by Sahara sand

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On Sunday April 17, 2005, the people of Crete but also Rhodes, Peloponnese and Athens experienced a rare meteorological phenomenon.

The strong south winds of the last couple of days, combined with a sand storm in the Sahara desert in Africa, carried a lot of sand and a reddish cloud covered the southern part of Greece.

The air was full of this Sahara dust and it looked like a yellowish-reddish fog covered everything. The airports of Chania, Heraklion and Rhodes were closed since noon today because of the very low visibility.

 


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