Our St Maarten Met Office has put us on a dust alert since a huge plume of Saharan dust is heading towards the Caribbean.
Our Met Office Facebook post this morning says this:
Air quality across St. Maarten has begun to deteriorate as a result of Saharan
dust gradually spreading across the region. The milky appearance of the sky is due to dust particles suspended in the atmosphere. As time progress the air will become drier and dustier, persons with allergies/ and or respiratory illnesses should take the necessary
precautions and limit outdoor activities.