Friday, June 15, 2012

Sand storm in Barcelona

Although I noticed the very stong winds on tuesday, little did I know that a 'historical' sand storm was taking place down by the sea! The older man who told me, said that this is something he has never before seen or heard about in Barcelona, it was a very unusual event.

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Something about a water column shooting up from the sea, (very unusual with a clear blue sky), followed by strong winds (up to 70 km/h!) which lifted sand and most other things at the beach. Someone said it resembled a hurricane, and thankfully we don't get hurricanes here. So, yes, it was unusual.

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In the newspaper, La Vanguardia, people kept sending in photos and comments via twitter, and someone said that it felt like Sahara (!) in the Parc de la Ciutadella, dust/sand everywhere. And this park- although it's not super far from the sea, it's not super close either. 
A little video from Antena3 news:

Más vídeos en Antena3

11 comments:

  1. Ahhhh, surt og fælt... Jeg hadde låst meg inn hjemme foran tv;-)

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    1. Ja fysj :) Det varte riktignok bare en kort stund, og jeg var lykkelig uvitende innendørs. Riktignok hørte jeg vinden suse utenfor men merket ellers ikke noe til det.

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  2. that's incredible - thanks for putting on the video - must have been quite scary on the beach. KX

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    1. De nada maca :) According to the woman in the video, the sunbeds were flying! That sounds a bit scary..

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  3. Wow, I think bad weather has its own kind of scary beauty. Here we had thunder yesterday. I really enjoyed it- from my window ;)

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    1. True! But best enjoyed safely indoors ;)

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  4. That looks like it would have been scary, especially if you were caught in it. Do you know how long the whole storm lasted?

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    1. I don't know how long it lasted but I think it was a quite quick storm that passed by, said it's hellos and then left us with our normal weather!

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  5. Merkelige greier! Opplevde tidenes sterkeste vind også på Lanzarote på tirsdag. Måtte være forsiktig med å låse sykkelskoa til klikkpedalene på sykkelen da jeg og sykkelen flere ganger holdt på å bli kasta i grøfta!

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    1. Men kjære deg da, du må jo ikke bli kasta i grøfta!! :)

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  6. Wow! I guess mother nature does what she pleases.

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