Dust cloud from Sahara disappoints

Sahara dust

A cloud of Sahara dust was announced over parts of Europe last week. Many car wash owners were already rubbing their hands, since dust combined with rain would mean a busy week. But so far, the natural phenomenon did not trigger a rush to car washes.

The German Weather Service announced a large-scale cloud of Sahara dust spreading from the south last week. Similar weather reports came in from the Netherlands and Belgium. But when we checked the socials (and our windows), we didn’t find that many pictures of cars covered in a tin layer of yellow dust. Our German colleagues also called some car washes to double check.

In Stuttgart at Waschwelt, some vehicles with a red and yellow haze of dust on their hoods turned up. “Customers were very busy washing at the beginning of the week. There was sunny weather here, but since yesterday it has become rather quiet. Sahara dust is not really noticeable,” reports Moritz Schmid, technical employee and customer advisor at Waschwelt Stuttgart.

Not like 2022

The current reports on Sahara dust in Germany brought back memories of last year. When multiple clouds from the south let their red dust fall over Western and Northern Europe. From as far as Denmark we received reports of Sahara dust.

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Author: Rene Passet

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