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GMA warns Ghanaians of dry and dusty weather

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMA) has advised the public to wear nose masks, following an increase in dry and dusty atmospheric conditions in Ghana.

The agency in a statement noted that meteorological satellites have detected that dust lifted around Chad, Sudan, and Niger have been transported into Ghana.

“This dust was transported into the country by strong winds at lower levels of the atmosphere. As a result, an intensification of dry and dusty weather conditions was expected to be experienced in Ghana during the week as issued in the GMet weekly and daily forecasts,” the statement said.

“Furtherance to the above, this has resulted in dryness and decreased visibility, which may take some time to clear completely. Relative humidity, over the period, has ranged between 15% and 50% with a visibility range of 200 meters to 5,000 meters. These conditions are expected to persist at varying intensities over the next few days,” the GMA said.

GMA further advised that the general public to “keep hydrated, follow fire safety precautions, cover foods/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.”

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