HAVANA, Jul. 20th A cloud of dust from the Sahara advances over the Atlantic and approaches the Caribbean, the Institute of Meteorology (Insmet) reported today on its Facebook page. The phenomenon will increase the usual concentrations of Saharan dust over Cuba, which will bring with it a further decrease in rainfall starting Friday and will maintain the feeling of great heat in the largest of the Antilles.
Given the situation, the Insmet called for protection. Dust from the Sahara can affect the airways, especially for those with allergies and asthma, causing discomfort when breathing and a feeling of tiredness.
Dust particles are lifted by the wind and have the capacity to be transported thousands of kilometers, which has made them a regular visitor to the Caribbean.