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Significant Dust Haze Advisory remains in effect

April 20, 2024

The Significant Dust Haze Advisory remains in effect for Barbados its marine area.

A Dust Haze Advisory is issued when dust haze has already or is forecast to reduce visibility to between 5 to 10 km within 48 hours.

The BMS says a plume of Sahara dust haze in the Atlantic is affecting the island in varying concentrations.

The haze is forecast to reduce visibility from 10 km over the land and coastal waters of Barbados as early as Sunday morning April 21 and skies will appear slightly yellowish during the day.

Additionally, BMS says, analysis indicates that dust concentrations are likely to increase over the next few days.

BMS would like the public to know that:-

  • Persons with respiratory issues or allergies must 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 vessels.

The public is encouraged to monitor official sources for more information.

Additionally, advice provided by the Ministry of Health and Wellness should be followed.

The advisory was issued today at 9:00 a.m. and will be updated midday Monday, April 22, or sooner if conditions warrant.

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