Monday 24 February, 2020

Small relief from Saharan dust on the way, says Met Office

Trinidadians suffering from dust-related health issues can look forward to a temporary respite.

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service said in an update on Wednesday, Saharan dust concentrations have been on the decrease and should be ‘relatively mild’ over the next few days.

The Met Office said a few showery spells should help the situation, but generally, Saharan dust will ‘maintain a presence in our area’.

The Met Office warned however that another increase is expected from Monday, February 10, and would persist throughout the week.

People with health complications are advised to limit their outdoor exposure during dusty conditions and keep their medication handy. 

The EMA’s Air Quality Index (AQI) product can be used to monitor the situation: http://ei.weblakes.com/RTTPublic/DshBrdAQI

The SAL satellite product can be found here: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic2/real-time/salmain.php?&prod=splitE&time

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