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BBC Weather: ‘Blood rain’ to descend on Europe as African sandstorms mix with heavy rain

BBC Weather forecast ‘blood rain’ in Europe due to sandstorms

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BBC Weather forecaster Chris Fawkes noted that sandstorms have begun developing in Northern Africa. He said these sandstorms will be blown into the Mediterranean and mix with heavy rain in the area. This will cause blood rain to fall which could cause disruption in some areas.

Mr Fawkes said: “We have got some sandstorms across northern Libya at the moment where we have got some strong winds.

“Those sandstorms are blowing dust into the Mediterranean so Crete and Cyprus are likely to see some hazy skies.

“With some showers working their way into these areas as we go through Tuesday we might even get something called blood rain.

“This is where the rain mixes with some of that dust and leaves dirty deposits on cars and things.”

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The BBC Weather forecaster added that eastern Europe can expect some unsettled weather in addition to this.

He noted that there could also be outbreaks of snow in the higher regions.

He said: “It is going to be another unsettled day on Tuesday, outbreaks of rain pretty widespread across Turkey, northern and central areas of Greece.

“It is still cold enough for a bit of snow in the mountains.

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“There will continue to be some strong winds across the Balkans and it will be affecting eastern areas of Italy as well.

“Further north temperatures are still below par across much of the areas.

“There is a lot of clouds in the forecasts as well with some isolated light showers possible from that.”

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As the week continues the showers in east Europe will begin to ease.

But the strong winds are set to remain.

Across Europe, temperatures vary but centra and western Europe can expert the warmest days with Madrid seeing highs of 20C.

The lowest temperature can be expected in Helsinki with a high of just 4 degrees Celsius.

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