Smog to hit south London - dust from the Sahara desert covers cars in dirt

Wimbledon Guardian: Croydon Croydon

One of the worst smogs of the year is set to hit south London this week.

The Met Office has forecast the highest level of air pollution in the capital and southern England on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Today’s level in Croydon is eight out of 10 and could reach 10 out of 10 this week, forecasters warned.

Dust from a Saharan storm, which was brought up to southern England from North Africa, covered cars with dirt last night.

Car owners woke up to find their vehicles covered in a thin layer of dust after showers during Sunday night.

Those with respiratory problems and adults with heart problems are being advised to avoid strenuous exercise during the smog.

 

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2:32pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Niki R says...

It'll be a useful insight into what life will be like once the incinerator is built.
It'll be a useful insight into what life will be like once the incinerator is built. Niki R
  • Score: 8

3:04pm Mon 31 Mar 14

chessingtonman says...

is anyone ever positive??
is anyone ever positive?? chessingtonman
  • Score: -1

5:10pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Niki R says...

chessingtonman wrote:
is anyone ever positive??
Positive about all sorts of waste being shipped in 24/7 from 4 Boroughs in large trucks down residential roads to be burnt near homes, schools and businesses, polluting our area and wrecking our health? Why on earth would anyone see that in a good light (unless they were a Lib Dem Councillor in the pocket of Viridor)?
[quote][p][bold]chessingtonman[/bold] wrote: is anyone ever positive??[/p][/quote]Positive about all sorts of waste being shipped in 24/7 from 4 Boroughs in large trucks down residential roads to be burnt near homes, schools and businesses, polluting our area and wrecking our health? Why on earth would anyone see that in a good light (unless they were a Lib Dem Councillor in the pocket of Viridor)? Niki R
  • Score: 14

5:15pm Mon 31 Mar 14

theavengers says...

april fools
april fools theavengers
  • Score: -15

9:35am Tue 1 Apr 14

ANNE GILES says...

April Fool!!
April Fool!! ANNE GILES
  • Score: -9

10:11am Tue 1 Apr 14

kingstonpaul says...

At least all those Armenian car wash gangs will benefit from this bounty from Africa.
At least all those Armenian car wash gangs will benefit from this bounty from Africa. kingstonpaul
  • Score: 8

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