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Dust Haze Advisory in effect for Barbados

January 31, 2024

A thick plume of Saharan dust haze is currently affecting the island.

The concentration of dust is predicted to slowly increase during the afternoon and peak overnight.

The Barbados Meteorological Services states that satellite observations and model data indicate that there will be some improvement from tomorrow afternoon.

However, slight to moderate haze will still be affecting Barbados and the marine area for the rest of the week.

The service says a dust-haze advisory is issued when dust haze has already or is forecast to reduce visibility to between 5 to 10km within 36 hours.

Key Messages:

  • Persons with respiratory issues or allergies should ensure that they travel with, or have close at hand, all prescribed relevant medications.
  • Marine users should monitor the situation closely, along with the forecast for any further deterioration to the visibility.

This alert message is valid from 1:30 p.m. today and will be terminated at noon tomorrow.

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