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Sahara Sand Rains Down On Cornwall

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2:26pm 31st March 2014

It turns out that the dirty dust that has covered cars and windows across Cornwall could be part of the Sahara desert.

Experts say a storm in Algeria launched the sand high into the atmosphere.

It was brought down again when it rained across the Duchy over the weekend.

The Met Office says events like this can happen around three times a year and where the sand ends up depends on the pressure systems.

Forecaster Alex Burkhill said: "It's that dust from the Sahara that, although it's quite fine and small so you won't see it in the air, when it falls and lands on cars in particular, you will notice this kind of yellowy residue.

"It depends on what kind of flow we have with the air pattern and so when the set-up as we have at the moment allows for this southerly flow to come up from the Sahara, then it brings all that dust with it."

2:26pm 31st March 2014

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