Thursday 9 July, 2020

More misery as Saharan dust concentrations rise again

No more blue skies: Saharan dust plume at significant concentrations across Trinidad and Tobago

No more blue skies: Saharan dust plume at significant concentrations across Trinidad and Tobago

Citizens are being advised to take the necessary precautions as Saharan dust concentrations have risen yet again.

In an update on Friday, the Met Office said the new plume is now at significant concentrations and has reduced visibility over the Northern Range to six kilometers.

"Dust Update: No More Blue Skies! After slight relief caused by the passage of a Tropical Wave last night, Saharan dust concentration has risen yet again. The new plume of dust is now at significant concentrations and has reduced visibility over the Northern Range to 6 km this morning (8 km yesterday)."

The Met Office said latest model data suggest that this new dust surge will peak later on Friday before gradually decreasing over the coming days.

It said at this time the Saharan dust is forecast to be present in our atmosphere in significant amounts for the next three to four days.

The Met Office continues to ask that persons with respiratory illnesses take the necessary precautions. 

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