Athens: orange alert due to smog particles and Sahara dust

Posted by in Society, weather

A dangerous cocktail of ‘fire wood smog particles’ and clouds of red Sahara-dust have alerted the Greek environment ministry. According to official atmospheric data collected from several suburbs in Athens, the smog reached dangerous levels during the last two days.

Athens smog Sahara-dust

While the Environment Ministry advices citizens to avoid lighting fire places, the Health Ministry advices sensitive society groups with heart or respiratory problems to avoid going outdoors.

The phenomenon is expected to move towards Crete, when North winds will start blwoing tonight :)

PS *cough*cough* damned allergy! I’m indoors!