Corsica has been affected since Saturday by an episode of fine particle pollution from the Sahara, which prompted the forecasting body Qualitair Corse to trigger the alert system for Monday.
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The desert particles remained aloft on Saturday, June 19.
Significant concentrations were recorded after 10 p.m. at the Ajacciens measurement sites and in Corsica,
”Qualitair Corse indicated.
The forecast models confirm the risk of exceeding the information threshold for this Sunday and a possible stagnation on the entire Corsican coast for Monday.
A week ago, due to the hot weather, the Bouches-du-Rhône department was on pollution alert, which had notably led to a reduction in the speed of traffic by 20 km / h on all roads. .
An episode of ozone pollution that ended Thursday thanks in particular to the drop in temperatures.