It has been announced by the Ghana Meteorological Agency that the dry harmattan condition that has been affecting the nation is likely to become even more severe during the course of this week.
In a statement, the organization highlighted that meteorological satellites have detected dust that originated in Chad, Sudan, and Niger being transported into Ghana. This information was included in the statement.
“Strong winds that occurred at lower levels of the atmosphere were responsible for transporting this dust into the country.
As a direct consequence of this, it was anticipated that Ghana would suffer an increase in dry and dusty weather conditions throughout the course of the week, as stated in the GMET weekly and daily predictions.
In addition to what has been said above, this has led to a decrease in visibility as well as dryness, and it may take some time before the fog entirely clears.
Throughout this time period, the relative humidity has fluctuated between 15% and 50%, and the visibility has varied anywhere from 200 meters to 5,000 meters.
Throughout the course of the next few days, it is anticipated that these circumstances will continue, albeit at varying degrees of severity.
But, it anticipates that there will be a decrease in the level of activity over the week and, as a result, subsequently.
In addition, Ghana Meteorological Agency suggested that members of the general public take certain safety measures.
“Stay hydrated, take all the necessary steps to prevent fires, cover food and water to keep dust from settling on them, carefully wash fruits before eating them, and people who are allergic to dust should wear nasal masks to lessen the effect of the allergen on them.”