posted on Apr, 3 2014 @ 06:05 AM
reply to post by conz1992
The Saharan dust falling with the rain (which is known as 'Blood Rain' by some folks, although to be honest I would hope for a more coppery scent
from the real thing), and floating around in the atmosphere along with those pollutants, coupled with the calm, low wind speeds we are currently
encountering, mean that areas being affected by poor air quality will probably see quite a bit of this before the situation ends. I have to say, that
down by the Thames Estuary, a typically breezy location, the air is certainly not at all clear, and many cars are covered with a thin film of assorted
I have also been coughing up wads of thick, crud filled mucus, although that could be from a cold I had recently, still working its way out. Nice
image eh? Sorry about that!
The relatively low wind speed means that the cloud of muck which has been assaulting noses and bronchi over the last little while, has neither been
dispersed, nor moved away from land. The low pressure system out to the West of the British Isles at the moment means that things will likely remain
sedate in the atmosphere for a while yet, so if you find yourself with breathing difficulties of some sort, then I would advise taking precautions,
like a bandana across ones face, and having any medications you might need for pre-existing upper respiratory complaints within easy reach for the
next 72 hours at minimum!