Monday 6 July, 2020

Saharan dust affects several Caribbean islands

[Image from myFoxHurricane]

[Image from myFoxHurricane]

The Saharan dust is affecting several Caribbean islands this week with persons sensitive to the dust feeling the negative effects brought on by its presence which includes itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing and even headaches.   

In St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Meteorological Service says a plume of Saharan dust transported by the wind-flow of the Atlantic High-Pressure System is reducing visibility with moderate haze across the area.  

A temporary thinning in dust concentrations was expected on May 3 with hazy conditions of varying intensity expected again on May 4.   

In Aruba, the Meteorological Department in its Sunday forecast said fine Saharan dust particles will slightly hinder visibility for the next day or two.  

In Trinidad and Tobago, the Met Office warned that a significant concentration of Saharan dust is currently present in the atmosphere and advised sensitive persons to take necessary precautions.  

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