The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has urged the general public to take precautions as the country would experience an escalation of dry and dusty weather conditions.
It noted that the meteorological satellites detected dust lifted around Chad, Sudan and Niger on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, which had been transported into the country by strong winds at lower levels of the atmosphere.
A statement issued by the Agency said, the dust from the strong winds was a result of high-pressure systems around the Northern Regions of Africa, which were projected to stir up dust over the dust source region.
It admonished Ghanaians to keep hydrated and follow fire safety precautions to prevent any form of disaster.
“Cover foods and water to prevent dust from settling on them, wash fruits thoroughly before taking them and people allergic to dust are to wear nose masks to reduce the effect on them,” it added.
According to the statement, relative humidity, over the period, has ranged between 15% and 50% with a visibility range of 200 meters to 5,000 meters, adding that this condition would take some time to clear completely.
“These conditions are expected to persist at varying intensities over the next few days. However, it is expected that there will be a relaxation in the intensity during the week and consequently” it said.
Richard Aniagyei, ISD
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