"When the Sahara comes visiting" Top 5 Page for this destination Nice Warnings Or Dangers Tip by NiceLife

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  You did want a sandy coloured car, didn't you?
by NiceLife

Once or twice a year the occasional rain in Nice packs an extra punch. It brings with it an estimated several hundred thousand tons of sand, from the African Sahara.

The sky goes an erie murky yellow hue, telling you this is no ordinary weather formation - the desert is on holiday and its coming to Nice.

Overnight the clouds which have picked up sand in their formation, drop their guts over the cote d'azur. Everything and everywhere is covered with fine sand.

Swimming pools become choked with it, cars become "sandy" coloured, and everyone is out mopping up and cleaning away.

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  • Updated Apr 17, 2004
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