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Old 23rd February 2021, 15:32   #1
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Late Saturday I decided to wash my car, first time for ages: Sunday morning evidence of light mucky rain overnight so cleaned that off. Last night must have been the dirtiest rain we've had for months - terrific, and no chance of a "bob-a-job" cub/scout coming round due to lockdown.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 15:44   #2
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Me too! Clean as a whistle then wham! Filthy again. Filthy rain? Where did that come from? Southerly wind so must have come from London! 😉😆

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Old 23rd February 2021, 16:28   #3
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Don't know where it came from but I washed my car, and the wife's ('cos I'm nice like that), and now both are covered in a fine brown dust that came down with the rain, I'm in deepest sunny Sussex so obviously very widespread.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 16:40   #4
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Present warm air is coming from the south all the way from N Africa = sand. Not the first time this has happened.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 16:54   #5
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Both of mine have a light dusting of sand. Again thought to be from North Africa.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 16:56   #6
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Mine has a light coating of bird poo and salt

Both appeared overnight of course
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Old 23rd February 2021, 17:20   #7
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Washed my car the other day. Later that night I see the blue lights going off outside. About four police cars and ten officers in and around the car park. I ran down there like a worried parent running into hospital but the ole Rover was unscathed. The teenagers were just after the push bikes locked to the plastic drainpipe nearby!
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Old 23rd February 2021, 18:20   #8
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Yep, the same here, fully covered with Sahara sand since last night. In Holland.
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Yep, the same here, fully covered with Sahara sand since last night. In Holland.
And here in France
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Don't know where it came from but I washed my car, and the wife's ('cos I'm nice like that), and now both are covered in a fine brown dust that came down with the rain, I'm in deepest sunny Sussex so obviously very widespread.
Much more widespread than you know.---I live 1/3 the way down into France. When I went to my car it was impossible to see out through both front and rear screens. My wife's car was exactly the same.

Double car wash down on my to-do list for tomorrow.--


The wind today was from the south and very strong. Sahara dust, maybe.
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