On Thursday, the rain fell in red on the Danish island of Fyn.
The phenomenon that struck our beloved neighbor country is referred to as blood rain, and there is a very special reason for its existence in Denmark.
Red drops come from afar.
According to the duty officer at the Meteorological Institute, Haldis Berg, the red rain originates from dust particles from the Sahara Desert.
A great cloud of dust from the Sahara goes north across Europe, and it can reach as north as we do. It may be blood rain, or blood snow as it’s called, will hit us tomorrow,” Berg told Dagbladet Thursday night.
Yr meteorologists took to Twitter and said dust particles could hit Norway on Friday.
Is the sky orange and the snow red? 🤔 So maybe it’s because of the sand from the desert!
A large cloud of dust from the Sahara is moving north through Europe, and can reach as far north as possible.
Read more about the phenomenon here: https://t.co/N7sjACrYyI
Graphics: ECMWF / CAMS pic.twitter.com/ZJbX3usbQr
– Meteorologists (@Meteorologists) March 17, 2022
Wait with the car wash
according to The great Norwegian encyclopedia And also “blood rain, and blood snow, and red rain and snow that leave a reddish sludge on the ground. This may be due to dust that spread from deserts or the like, which was carried by high air currents to distant places.”
SNL writes that it is very easy, for example, to see red particles on snow, or dry puddles.
The dust cloud was pulled away from northwest Africa to the Danish Funen by Storm Celia, which Featured by Dagbladet earlier this week.
A so-called “exceptionally” large cloud of dust from the Sahara could quickly color snow in southern Norway red on Friday.
Then it might be smart to postpone the car wash for a day or two.
No need for rain or snow
It is not certain that the wind will take the particles all the way to Norway, but there is certainly a possibility. If the particles reach Norway, we don’t need rain or snow, says meteorologist Berg, because the dust particles will then settle as a layer on the surfaces.
In Spain, locals describe how sand makes the outdoors difficult to breathe, and that it ripens between your teeth if you’re outside, Danche writes. TV 2.
Sand is also observed in France and Germany, but in smaller quantities.
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