Heavy dust pollution on Thursday following Wednesday’s heat wave

After Wednesday’s sweltering heat subsided, Israelis enjoyed significantly cooler temperatures on Thursday but endured heavy dust for much of the day.

A hazy Thursday followed a daylong heat wave in which temperatures rose to 44° Celsius in some areas of the country, igniting fires that damaged several homes and infrastructural facilities. While temperatures fell dramatically on Thursday, reaching only high 20s° or low 30s° in most places, dust that accumulated prompted air pollution warnings around the country.

"The haze and the dust are rather common after a sharav [heat wave] is broken," said Dr. Amos Porat, head of the Israel Meteorological Service Climate Department. "The warm system from North Africa and the southerly winds carry dust from the desert to our area."

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Heavy-dust-pollution-on-Thursday-following-Wednesdays-heat-wave-404419

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