Saharan dust causes scorching heat wave in Turkey 

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Saharan dust causes scorching heat wave in Turkey 

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Warm winds from northern Africa are causing temperatures to soar in Turkey

A scalding heat wave moving across Turkey in mid May caused temperatures that were recorded as being a staggering 6 to 10 degrees Celsius higher than seasonal averages across the country. Winds from the North African region carried both warm air and dust particles from the Sahara toward south-central Europe. The formation of a ridge over southeastern Europe caused heat waves in both Turkey and Cyprus.

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Jyotika Bindra

Jyotika is a writer based in New Delhi. Prior to Climate & Capital Media, she was the fashion manager at her family’s bespoke fashion business, where in addition to her other responsibilities she worked on improving textile sourcing from local artisans to encourage grassroots production, as well as conducting sustainability workshops with employees regarding the eco-friendly disposal of fashion materials. Previously, she worked as a lab manager at a Harvard University Psychology Lab.