Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Saharan dust haze and small craft advisories in effect for Barbados

Picture of Warrens on June 22, 2020. (PHOTO: Alexander James)

Picture of Warrens on June 22, 2020. (PHOTO: Alexander James)

Barbados continues to be under a dust haze advisory.

According to the Barbados Met Office, a significant Sahara Dust outbreak continues to affect the island and marine area.

Photo credit: Barbadian photographer/videographer Alexander James shared these images of Barbados on June 22, 2020, with Loop News.

Residents, visitors and marine users should be prepared to take action as significant dust haze continues to reduce the visibility across the island and marine area.

Cautionary words were given to persons with respiratory issues or allergies once again. These persons were advised to travel with or have close at hand all relevant prescribe medications in case of emergencies.


A small craft advisory has also been issued because the current visibility ranges between 5km to 10km and is affecting the marine area. Marine users are advised to stay close to shore particularly if GPS is not in use on the vessel.

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