Currently in Toronto— March 16th 2022

The weather, currently.

A little warmer and a lot drier

The snow showers taper off this evening, but fog patches will develop early Wednesday morning. It will be mild with a wakeup windchill near -2°C. Mainly cloudy skies will linger through the early morning, with breaks expected for the afternoon. Overall a decent day with a light wind from the south east and a high of 5°C.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 1°C.

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What you need to know, currently.

People across Spain stepped outside to an orange sky and cars covered in dust early this week. The dust traveled all the way from the Sahara desert, brought over by strong jet stream winds.

The dust, combined with rains from storm Celia led to what people in Spain are describing as “raining mud”. The air quality across Spain reached “dangerous” levels today, March 15.

“It is causing views more typical of the planet Mars,” said Currently’s Madrid meteorologist, Emilio Rey. “The air quality was the worst on the entire planet this Wednesday, and the risk for the elderly, children, and people with respiratory problems is extreme.”

Climate change is making dust storms in the Sahara more intense, largely because of extended periods of drought.