An enormous cloud of Saharan mud clouded the sky over components of the Caribbean.
The mud moved from Africa to the Atlantic Ocean.
On Sunday, it reached Puerto Rico and has since lined Cuba and components of Mexico.
The Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique have been affected by their worst haze for a minimum of a decade, and well being officers in Cuba are warning that it might enhance respiratory issues.
Mud clouds like this are created when the wind blows strongly over the Sahara Desert, elevating mud and sand within the sky.
As soon as lifted from the bottom by sturdy winds, mud clouds can attain very excessive altitudes and be transported worldwide, overlaying 1000’s of kilometers.
On this case, the mud reached Mexico to the west and the American metropolis of Miami to the north. Air high quality in Miami is reported to have been reasonable Thursday morning, however might worsen because the cloud thickens.
The cloud has spent days touring throughout the Caribbean and its extent turns into clear from satellite tv for pc photos.
On Sunday, the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, noticed its hillside districts shrouded in mist.
Vacationers in San Juan, Puerto Rico bought extra sand than they anticipated on Monday.
Bridgetown in Barbados additionally appeared lined in yellow mud on Monday.
On Wednesday in Cuba, individuals stopped to take footage of the yellow sky.
Cuban well being officers have warned residents that these affected by bronchial asthma and different respiratory issues could worsen their situation.
Cuban meteorologist José Rubiera stated that even when the Saharan mud clouds weren’t uncommon, the density of the present one was “effectively above regular ranges”.
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