Good day all,
Dry and dusty Saharan Air Level is still an issue and not unusual for this time of year.
Antigua Met Services posted the following:
Saharan Dust Air Quality Bulletin
Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services 10:30 AM Tuesday 19 June 2018
Air Quality Index (AQI) Based on Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10)
A new surge in Saharan Dust continues to stream across the area. It will continue to do so through Sunday June 24. Air quality will remain at moderate levels for the period, but at the lower end of the scale. Visibility will be slightly reduced.
Alert Level: II Location: Antigua and Barbuda
AQI: 50 to 65
AQI category: Moderate
Timing: Until Sunday
Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.
Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
Caution: Unusually sensitive people such as active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged or heavy exertion.
Keep monitoring. Dale Destin
Sea surface temperatures are below average for this time of year in the Tropical Atlantic. With the dry air this helps to reduce the formation of any tropical disturbance in the Atlantic.
The old tropical wave conveyor belt from West Africa to the Americas is working well (see attached). Conditions at present are not favourable regarding tropical storm development but it does make for cloudy days.
Overcast, dry and humid best describes the weather on Nevis today.
Keep watching as we move further into the hurricane season.
Pond Hill, Nevis Weather Station
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