Monday 9 December, 2019

Met Office: Saharan dust here to stay until end of June

Stock photo via Pexels.

Stock photo via Pexels.

Anyone prone to respiratory conditions may have to limit their outside exposure until the end of June due to more Saharan dust, according to the Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service.

The Met Office issued an update via social media on Sunday saying that the levels of Saharan dust are due to increase on June 10 and 11, and are likely to remain elevated until the end of June.

“Saharan dust update (9th June 2019): An increase in Saharan dust is expected between the 10th &11th June and dust is likely to linger for the remainder of the month,” the Met Office said.  

People with health conditions exacerbated by dust are urged to keep their medication handy and to limit their outside exposure in order to minimise any potential complications.

Here’s a look at the weather for June 10, 2019, courtesy the Met Office:

Dull, hazy and breezy conditions are expected despite a 20% (low) chance of brief light showers in confined areas, mainly during the afternoon. Tonight will be generally clear with a light breeze.

Caution: Saharan dust will be present over the region in moderate to high concentrations. Persons are advised to take the necessary precautions.

 

Temperature

Trinidad: 31’C

Tobago: 31’C

 

Seas

Seas are moderate with waves from 1.5 to two metres in open waters and below one metre in sheltered areas.

 

Sunrise & Sunset

Sunrise: 5:43am

Sunset: 6:26pm

 

Tides

Trinidad

High tide: 9:39 am, 10:44 pm

Low tide: 3:38 am, 4:09 pm

Tobago

High tide: 9:37am, 10:41pm

Low tide: 3:35am, 4:11pm

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