Queues at car washes across the UK as motorists rush to clean off red ‘Saharan dust’

Atmospheric scientist Dr Claire Ryder of The University of Reading said: “The main plume is forecast to remain over the continent with only the weaker edges grazing southern England.

“Dust amounts will likely be significantly lower over England compared to extremely dusty conditions currently being experienced over Spain and France.

“People are likely to see surfaces such as cars getting dusty and red, and air quality may be slightly lower than usual due to the dust particles in the air.

“The dust has been transported more than 1,500 miles to the UK from Algeria and Morocco over the last two days, driven by strong winds from Storm Celia, named by the Spanish Meteorological Agency.”

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