Image courtesy Environmental Authority (EMA).

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) has advised that for today, Sunday 28 June 2020, “the Saharan Dust has reclaimed its position as the most significant player in today’s weather”, and is forecasting that will be the case for much of the new work week.

In a post on its Facebook page, the TTMS reports that EMA sensors indicate the dust concentration at a MODERATE level of health concern—that is, an Air Quality Index (AQI) ranging between 50 and 100—but bordering on the higher end of that scale.

In essence, such a reading means the current air quality is acceptable. However, the EMA explains that for some pollutants, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

As such, based on the available EMA data, the Met Service is advising sensitive persons to continue observing the necessary health cautions, at this time.

Image courtesy Environmental Authority (EMA).