top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
Explore
arrow down

More orange skies as Saharan sand on its way to France this weekend

This will mainly affect the south. The last such sand clouds contained radioactive particles, caused by French nuclear testing in the 1960s. This poses no danger to health

Weather patterns regularly pick up particles of sand from the Sahara desert in North Africa and transport it to Europe, covering everything with a light orange dust

Car in Europe covered in Sahara sand transported from North Africa, with the words “Sahara sand” written in the dust Pic: Ilona Koeleman / Shutterstock

More Saharan sand is to settle in France this weekend, with the south of the country expected to be particularly affected in this latest episode.

Ths dust is expected to cause orange-hued skies and scatter rust-coloured dust across vehicles and pavements from Saturday, March 26 and last until at least Sunday, said European Earth Observation Programme, Copernicus.

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Healthcare in France*
Featured Help Guide
- Understand the French healthcare system, how you access it and how you are reimbursed - Useful if you are new to the French healthcare system or want a more in-depth understanding - Reader question and answer section Aimed at non-French nationals living here, the guide gives an overview of what you are (and are not) covered for. There is also information for second-home owners and regular visitors.
Get news, views and information from France
You have 2 free subscriber articles left
Subscribe now to read unlimited articles and exclusive content
Already a subscriber? Log in now