Exceptionally impressive sunrises and sunsets
February 2021 is already a month of absolute weather extremes. Last one shiver like in Lapland, already sitting in the sun like in the Mediterranean. And indeed: After the ice winter, the Sahara winter is really getting going and also brings us brilliant sunrises and sunsets.
Duisburg and Wanne-Eickel as warm as Alicante and Mallorca
The temperatures are currently at full spring level. Even if the right spring is still a long way off, of course. In addition, the following applies: Much more than now is not possible and we are at a record level for that with the values last third of February. And we see that when looking at the daily highs: With values around 20 degrees, Duisburg or Wanne-Eickel are as warm as Alicante or Mallorca today.
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A souvenir from North Africa
Since the air blows to us directly from the north of Africa, there is plenty of it Sahara dust loaded and we see and feel that. On the one hand, the Sahara dust creates a milky cloudiness in the sky. On the other hand, this cloudiness prevents records from falling in rows, but rather sporadically. You can see the visually exciting side of the dust in the atmosphere during the sunrise and sunset.
The sun on the horizon: fantastic play of colors
The sunrises and sunsets now have a particularly intense color with strong reddish and yellowish colors.
The Sahara weather situation at a glance
- Air from northern Africa ensures temperatures at record levels
- Also in the luggage: Saharan dust, which provides for colorful sunrises and sunsets
- Sunrise varies between just after 7 a.m. in the east and 7:40 a.m. in the west
- Sunset occurs between 5:20 p.m. in the east and 6:10 p.m. in the west
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