Wondering why your car was covered in a strange red dust over the recent Easter weekend?
Wonder no more. The red powdery dust was in fact Sand from the Sahara desert that had been whipped up into the atmosphere, then carried by the winds and thermals to be dumped across the households of the UK when it started raining.
The rain quickly evaporates leaving just the Saharan Sand, coating everything it falls onto.
The Saharan sand showers happen quite regularly in the UK, and can cause breathing difficulties for people with respiratory problems.
Any lingering sand is likely to be washed away later this week as temperatures plummet and rain falls.
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