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.
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.
|A restaurant afterwards. Via|
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.
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