Barbados Met Office Monitoring Sahara Dust Moving into Region

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Nation News Barbados: People with respiratory ailments are being asked to take precautions this week.

The Barbados Meteorological Services is monitoring the progress of a thick concentration of Saharan dust haze located in the central Atlantic.

The Model data indicates that the plume of dust haze is forecast to affect Barbados as early as Wednesday morning, with an improvement expected around Friday.

Impacts will vary due to the sensitivity of individuals and extent of exposure. People with respiratory ailments such as asthma and sinusitis could be affected. Symptoms include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, sneezing, wheezing and coughing.

Precautions should be taken to reducing exposure to this dust. (PR/SAT)