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More Saharan dust coming our way

A vast cloud of Saharan dust shrouded Grenada and the rest of the Caribbean earlier this week which

brought haze and what looked like heavily overcast weather as of Monday June 22.

However, while the skies were cleared up on Thursday, another warning was posted on Thursday by the Trinidad and Tobago Weather Centre when another large area of dust was seen on satellite images moving out of the Sahara and travelling across the Atlantic.

It is expected to affect the entire Caribbean bringing another gloomy weekend with extremely hazy conditions and limited visibility.

This will continue to pose challenges to people with respiratory problems and underlying illnesses since the air quality will again drop to hazardous levels.

Health specialists are concerned about those battling respiratory symptoms tied to COVID-19.

The dust storms this year, is said to be the most significant event in the past 50 years in many Caribbean islands.

According to reports, Pablo Méndez Lázaro, an environmental health specialist with the University of Puerto Rico is working with NASA to develop an alert system for the arrival of Saharan dust which he believes can affect the health of healthy people too.

As a precautionary measure, a Caribbean Online Weather issued an advisory:


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