(CMR) The Cayman Islands National Weather Service advises that the Sahara dust plume, now stretching across the Caribbean, is expected to fluctuate this weekend, with increasing hazy conditions returning from about Sunday.
Meanwhile, the Public Health Department advises that these conditions could potentially increase symptoms in persons with asthma, and other respiratory illnesses due to the elevated dust and particulate matter concentrations. Those persons are advised to stay inside as much as possible, but if they have to venture out are urged to remain calm and contact their healthcare provider if they experience any difficulties. Masks are also recommended for persons who are able to wear them.
For up-to-date weather information please visit www.weather.gov.ky. For any health concerns please call your doctor or Public Health at 244.2621.