(CMR) The National Weather Service said on Monday that hazy conditions were expected over the Cayman Islands as Sahara dust lingers over the Caribbean.
The Sahara Dust, which reached the Caribbean last week, is expected to start affecting the US this week.
The plume of dust particles is currently moving across the Atlantic and is predicted to arrive in the Sunshine State by the middle of the week.
The dust will be thickest over the Florida peninsula on Wednesday and will stick around through to at least next Saturday, Fox 13 reports.
According to News Week, the phenomenon is also set to bring picturesque sunrises and sunsets to the region with more pronounced orange, red and pink hues resulting from light scattering off the dust particles.
The sun is also expected to sit lower on the horizon, allowing its light to travel through more of the Earth's atmosphere, producing more stunning scenes.
“We should see some nicer sunsets,” meteorologist Tim Sedlock said.