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Can clouds move from Asia to Africa?


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Natmore,

Yes, clouds can move from Asia to Africa, although the clouds would normally originate in southern Asia, from India or the Indian Ocean in particular. Upper level winds can be seen blowing cirrus clouds from thunderstorms in the Indian Ocean towards and over eastern Africa today at

http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/satelliteworld/indianoceansatellite_large_animated.html

David R. Cook
Meteorologist
Climate Research Section
Environmental Science Division
Argonne National Laboratory


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