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A huge cloud of Saharan Dust from Africa is moving across the Atlantic and has reached South America, as forecast by
Copernicus ECMWF and detected 9 June by the Sentinel 5p satellite.

Saharan dust plumes can cause health issues but they also support the biodiversity of the Atlantic Ocean islands & of the Amazon Rainforest, as they transport unique nutrients.

Read more about WMO's work on sand and dust storms at