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Saharan Dust

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The latest information on Saharan Dust plumes moving across the Atlantic, as well as your latest air quality index updates.

Saharan Dust, contrary to popular belief, is a year-round phenomenon with several mechanisms for surges beginning in Western Africa, traveling as far west as the United States.

These plumes of dust regularly move across Trinidad, Tobago, and the Eastern Caribbean reducing visibility and triggering several health impacts.