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Libyan dust storm hangs over Cyprus

1 April 2013

A cloud of fine dust was left hanging over Cyprus today. The air was very still and temperatures unseasonably high as a fine yellow dust, that could have been mistaken for mist, lurked over land and sea.

The source was a major dust storm over Libya; the increased frequency and intensity of these dust storms is a sign of climate change.

In what has become an almost constant occurrence in Libya during March, once again, a thick plume of dust blows across the northern part of the country and out over the Mediterranean.North Cyprus News - Dust storm over Libya

Here, the plume is thickest over the Gulf of Sidra – so dense, in fact, that it appears almost as an extension of Libya’s land. It extends far north over the sea, between Greece (top, centre) and Sicily (top, left edge).

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