Sahara Dust Settling

You may have noticed your cars, house windows or patio furniture covered with dust the last few days?

A fine sprinkling of dust has fallen over the last week throughout the UK, brought up by plumes of warm air from the Sahara desert. It’s been most noticeable on car roofs, bonnets and windscreens.

A little word of caution though. Whilst it’s tempting to wipe it off, this is actually sand, and it’s abrasive, meaning it will easily scratch your paintwork. Best to hose or rinse it off first. The plume is still there, so cleaning your car just now may be a pointless task, as its likely the same thing will occur tomorrow.

Fresher weather, rain and storms are due tomorrow. Have YOU noticed sand on your property?


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