A day at the beach in Barcelona, Spain, was ruined late Tuesday when a sandstorm whipped through.
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Media Weather reports that the sandstorm engulfed the Barcelona coastline around 6 p.m. CEST Tuesday (noon EDT).
The wind at Barcelona's airport, which is located just inland, was blowing from the southwest at 17 mph at 6 p.m CEST. However, a shift in the wind's direction was about to take place.
The wind shifted around over the next hour with the airport recording the wind blowing from the south at 6:30 p.m., then howling from the northeast at 25 mph 30 minutes later.
Winds continued to blow from the northeast at 12 to 25 mph into the evening hours.
A wind from the southwest in Barcelona blows off the coast. However, a wind from the northeast blows directly at the city's southern beaches.
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