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Smog alert for London triggered by Saharan dust storm

April 1, 2014 - 6:00am

Southerly winds from north Africa will contribute to one of the worst smogs of the year for London, Evening Standard reported.

The Met Office has forecast the highest level of air pollution.

Paul Hutcheon, deputy chief forecaster at the Met Office, said this usually happens several times a year, especially during summer "when you get these big dust storms in the western Sahara and the southerly winds to bring that dust here."

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