Yesterday not-so-clean Monday - lots of African dust today too
Indicatively, according to the meteo of the National Observatory of Athens, the concentration of dust particles with a diameter of less than 10 micrometers (pm10) in Methoni in Laconia during Clean Monday, just before noon, reached 345.5 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic air meter). Values greater than 50 μg/m3 are associated with poor air quality, while according to European Union guidelines the average daily value should not exceed 50 μg/m3 more than 35 times during the year.
Dust concentrations in the atmosphere will remain elevated today as well. According to the latest prognostic data of the National Observatory of Athens/meteo.gr, rains will occur in Thrace, Macedonia, Thessaly, Eastern Sterea and Peloponnese as well as in the northern parts of Epirus and Ionia. Increased concentrations of atmospheric dust will result in mudslides in many of the above areas.