Sand from Sahara causes smog over most of Czechia

A smog alert was in force in the whole of Bohemia and parts of Moravia and Silesia due to sand from the Sahara desert on Sunday morning.

The Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute said the sand, which increases the concentration of dust particles in the air, may be present in Czechia until Monday.

The concentration of dust particles in the air was above the threshold of one hundred micrograms per cubic metre in many places at 8:30am on Sunday, according to the Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute website.

Author: Ian Willoughby