Latest Dust and sandstorms News

Passenger planes on the airport runway in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. All airports on Spain's Canary Islands have reopened despite strong winds that are still bringing sand and dust from the Sahara desert, although the region's authorities said Monday that the worst was over. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)

Canary Islands' airports reopen as wind and sandstorm ease

Feb. 24, 2020 5:24 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — All airports on Spain's Canary Islands had reopened Monday after authorities said the worst is over from strong winds that have thickened the air with sand and dust from the Sahara desert. The sandstorm was accompanied over the weekend by wind gusts up to 120 kph (around 75 mph) that also...

People in carnival dress walk across a street crossing in a cloud of red dust in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Flights leaving Tenerife have been affected after storms of red sand from Africa's Saharan desert hit the Canary Islands and carnival was finally cancelled it was announced. (AP Photo/Andres Gutierrez)

Spain closes airports on Canary Islands due to sand storm

Feb. 23, 2020 1:30 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said Sunday that they have closed airports on the Canary Islands because of a wind storm that is blinding the archipelago with sand and dust. Spain’s airport authorities said that incoming planes have been rerouted to other destinations and no flights are being...