Solar panel owners can relax — a Saharan dust plume is NOT about to strike the UK

Hand rubbing dirt off a solar panel
Homeowners were being warned of a Saharan dust plume that could affect the efficiency of their solar panels (Image credit: Getty Images)

News reports warning of a Saharan dust cloud striking the UK this week are totally false, according to weather experts. 

Both national and local newspapers claimed a plume of sand and dust would hit Britain, potentially wrecking havoc for those with solar panels as well as potentially causing damage to cars and health problems. 

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.