Saharan Dust, Volcanic Ash Impacts Caribbean Air Quality

Montserrat Air Quality drops again to moderate levels due to a fresh surge in Saharan Dust particles and emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands reaching the area, but the dust dominates! That's according to a recently issued Air Quality Bulletin by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services. It states that the air quality is down to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated primarily with a fresh surge in Saharan Dust
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Air quality levels across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean will be moderate over the next few days as the region is inundated by a plume of Saharan Dust and emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands.

A forecast from the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service said particulate matter for Saharan Dust is between 2.5 and 10 in some instances.

The alert for Antigua and Barbuda and its neighbours stands at Level Two.

An excessive heat warning is also in effect for Antigua and Barbuda as temperatures are expected to be in the high 30s with the possibility for a maximum of 41 degrees Celsius.

Persons with medical complications such as asthma and heart issues are advised to pay close attention to their health as their ailments could become severe.

They should therefore reduce the time spent outside and have their medication nearby at all times.

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