Weather: African dust and temperatures up to 30 °C “suffering” the country – When will the atmosphere clear

Visibility zero in most of the country that was “suffered” and today in African . April made “foot” with dust and , making the atmosphere stifling. Africa’s dust phenomenon – always in combination with heat – has now spread to more areas. Apart from Crete that has been tested in recent days, high concentrations of dust are now found from the Peloponnese to Thessaloniki. But it’s not just Greece. A map of Meteo depicts the transportation of dust that has covered Central and Eastern Europe while high concentrations appear as far as Scandinavia! High temperatures, but how dangerous is it that we breathe? Professor Theodora Psaltopoulou explains to Live News “with increased temperature contaminated”. This toxic mixture in the air combined with the high temperatures prevailing in Europe creates a suffocating atmosphere. Temperature today in the Balkans is 12 – 13 degrees higher than normal levels for the season, while in Greece the temperature will be 10 – 11 degrees higher than normal levels for the season. Problems with flights Due to weather conditions he was late flying an airplane from Athens to Thessaloniki, and a flight from Istanbul was cancelled. Experts recommend limiting movements in the morning and noon hours and using masks especially for vulnerable groups. The unusually high temperatures for the season will last until Tuesday, while the transport of African dust will begin to retreat from Wednesday, April 3. Until Tuesday (02.04.2024) very high temperatures According to MEGA meteorologist, Giannis Kalliano, at 28-30° C by tomorrow Tuesday will be the temperature with southerly prevalence and dust from Africa. Wednesday will clear the atmosphere of dust. Temperatures will be higher than the time at 24-26° C at least until 10 April. Three times over the normal amount of dust in the atmosphere Evangelos Gerasopoulos, director of environmental research at the National Observatory, asked what the results of today’s dust measurement in Athens replied: “From yesterday and today the concentrations range from 80 – 120 μg/m3, when the institutionalized limit is 50 μg/m3 and the new proposal to be adopted by the European Commission by the World Health Organization will be 45 μg/m3. So we’re talking about three times over.” As far as dust is concerned, the expert pointed out that two things should be taken into account: firstly how much dust comes into the atmosphere and is transported, and secondly how much dust reaches the ground, because ultimately this matters to human health. Watch Live News’ story with Nikos Evangelatos: