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Met Office issues dust haze advisory

February15th, 2022

A significant dust haze advisory is in effect for Barbados.

The advisory is issued when dust haze has already reduced visibility to between 5 to 10km.

A plume of moderate to thick Saharan dust haze has blanketed Barbados this morning. These conditions will continue to significantly reduce visibility across the island and the surrounding marine area today Tuesday 15th February 2022. Although hazy conditions are
forecast to reduce overnight, varying concentrations of Saharan dust haze will persist throughout the week.

Persons with respiratory issues or allergies are advised to travel with, or have close at hand, all prescribed relevant medications in case of an emergency.

Marine users should stay close to shore, particularly if GPS is not in use on the vessel.

This alert message is valid from 9:30 AM today, Tuesday 15th February 2022 and is expected to be terminated at 6 PM today.

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