A rare weather phenomenon must be expected in Germany in the coming days. It could have powerful effects – including health.
Offenbach – After a violent onset of winter in February with snow and slippery bells mildly Temperatures gradually spring in Germany on. According to wetter.net, the temperatures should approach the 20 degree mark in the coming days. The sudden rise in temperature at Weather however, it has its downsides.
Through the warm Weather hot wind whirls fine sand out of the Sahara across the sea towards Europe. This was last the case in early February when the sky broke out Germany suddenly darkened and made for a spectacular sight.
The sand formed one Dust cloudwhich made the sky shine. Due to the icy temperatures, the warm Saharan air met significantly colder winter air, so that the sand-enriched dust from the Sahara in the form of shimmering reddish snow fell over parts of Germany.
Weather in Germany: Sand can lead to blood snow and blood rain
This phenomenon in the weather it is also called blood snow. At rather mild temperatures, the precipitation shows up in the form of reddish rain – Rain of blood called. Since that Weather However, if it is significantly warmer in the coming days and no rain has been predicted, such precipitation will probably not occur. Nevertheless, an impressive sight is expected. Based on the wind forecasts, the sand from the Sahara could spread from southern Europe to Norway, reports the news agency afp.
|weekday||Weather forecast for Germany|
|Saturday (02/20/2021)||Up to 12 degrees, lots of sun, individual cloud fields|
|Sunday (02/21/2021)||Up to 13 degrees, sunny|
|Monday (02/22/2021)||Up to 11 degrees, lots of sun, individual cloud fields|
|Tuesday (23.02.2021)||Up to 12 degrees, partly sun, partly clouds|
|Wednesday (02/24/2021)||Up to 14 degrees, sunny|
The resulting cloud of dust should even be visible to the naked eye. This rare one Weather phenomenon However, despite its special appearance, it can have negative effects.
Weather in Germany: a rare phenomenon brings sand from the Sahara
The reddish dust can leave marks on windows and windshields. “Plumes of dust from the desert can cause red skies, restricted visibility, or stains on cars and windows Staubablagerungen cause, ”warned Mark Parrington of the EU Earth observation program Copernicus, in one forecast* on Friday (February 19th, 2021), according to the news agency. Also, lead that Weather to a significant deterioration in air quality in Germany.
Already at the beginning of the month it stopped phenomenon the particle concentration in the air in Germany increase “a hundredfold” in many places. Such a high concentration of dust can have health consequences – especially people with previous illnesses such as Asthma or Pollen allergies could suffer. Due to the warm temperatures, the pollen begins to flow gradually, so that the mucous membranes of many people are already heavily stressed.
Weather in Germany: People with cardiovascular diseases are at risk
Also for people with Cardiovascular diseases the sand from the Sahara can be an additional physical strain. Contact lens wearer During the phenomenon you might feel that fine grains of sand slide under the lenses.
The special is directly hazardous to health Weather However not.
Researchers are currently investigating whether we will use sand from the Sahara have to calculate. Climate change is contributing to the climate in Africa becomes increasingly drier, so in ever larger areas Sandstorms arise which the dust then after Germany wear and affect the weather.
The polar vortex could cause another onset of winter in March. This is due to climate change, which weakens the polar vortex and triggers cold waves in Germany. (tt) *op-online.de is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network.
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