Listen: Met says no relief from Sahara dust till Sunday

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Listen: Met says no relief from Sahara dust till Sunday

Any relief from the thick Sahara dust being experienced presently will not occur until Sunday.

This is according to Meteorologist Gary Benjamin.

He told News Power Now this morning that the high quantities of Sahara dust will continue to affect both Trinidad and Tobago for the next few days.

Saharan dust is a warm, dry and dust-laden layer of air that originates over the Sahara desert of North Africa and extends from the earth’s surface upwards several kilometres.

A very high concentration of Saharan dust was reported in areas such as Port-of-Spain, Belmont, Mt Hope, Tacarigua and San Fernando.

Sensitive groups, including older adults, children and people with respiratory ailments and allergies were also cautioned about the increasing likelihood of respiratory symptoms.

Benjamin said that while there have not been any alerts issued the Met Office has been advising the public especially those with respiratory concerns to be extremely careful.