New surge of Saharan Dust expected on Wednesday

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New surge of Saharan Dust expected on Wednesday

A significant and prolonged surge of Saharan Dust is currently affecting Trinidad, Tobago, and the remainder of the Lesser Antilles.

On Saturday night through Sunday afternoon, there was a rapid increase in dust concentrations with skies becoming increasingly hazy.

The initial peak of this dust event was forecast Sunday evening through Monday morning, with air quality dipping to levels that are unhealthy for sensitive groups. Across Tobago, air quality may dip to unhealthy levels.

A gradual, but not significant, decrease in dust concentrations will occur Tuesday into Wednesday, with a prolonged, new surge arriving Wednesday evening into Thursday. The air quality will vary between moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups through the remainder of the week.