SVG Meteorological Services forecast moderate showers, Saharan dust

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Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines: SVG Meteorological Services have shared that they forecasted moderate showers and Saharan Dust, which are spanning across the region. The reports suggest that the Atlantic high pressure will remain dominant this weekend. 

As per the information, moderate to fresh east south to easterly trades will pass through the islands, estimated to be 25-35 km/hour for the next 24 hours. However, there will be a slight reduction of 20-30 km/hour in the east north-easterly on Sunday. 

SVG Meteorological Services stated that the speed is expected to decrease at about 15-25 km/hour towards the east to south-easterly on Monday. 

The marines are forecasted to remain slight to moderate in open water from Saturday, with swells ranging up to 1.0 m on the western coasts. On the easter coasts, it will span between 1.5 m to 2.0 m. 

Moreover, people across the country may experience fair to partly cloudy and hazy weather, with a few intermittent light to moderate showers. 

They have also informed small-craft operators and sea-bathers to practice caution for above normal swells and asked them to avoid getting into the water. They can use life-guards in case of urgency. 

72 Hours Weather Outlook

The SVG Meteorological Services has outlined the next two days weather outlook. As per reports, the Atlantic high-pressure system is expected to dominate the pattern of the weather till Sunday. 

Saturday, April 6

The weather is forecasted to remain fair to partly cloudy. There will be a chance of slightly hazy skies with a few isolated showers. 

Sunday, April 7

The people of the country may experience occasionally cloudy weather with a few chances of isolated showers across the region. 

Saharan Dust

The weather report suggests that the Saharan Dust season has officially started. Due to such conditions, a dust can transvers the Atlantic, on the trade winds and it reaches the Caribbean regions continuously from the Sahara Desert. 

The dust impacts the countries every year, especially from mid-February to mid-October. Such conditions are highly harmful to the health of the citizens. It could also lead to fatal diseases. 

Notably, the next dust event is forecasted for Sunday, and there is a chance of pollution in the air, which can reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups. 

According to the Air Quality Index (AQI), exposure to PM 2.5 contained in dust can cause the majority of seven million deaths triggered by air pollution annually. 

The people can highly affected and this can pose a significant health threat including, respiratory issues, allergies, eye and skin irritation and heart diseases. 

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