Attention! African dust will cover Greece

The concentration of African dust in the Greek atmosphere will be increased until Monday 5 April.

Caution: African dust

The Ministry of the Environment has issued a warning about air pollution caused mainly by dust clouds from North Africa. Average daily rates in Attica are estimated to range between 50-100 mg / m3.

People who are at risk (respiratory or heart disease, children and over 65 years of age) are advised to spend as little time as possible outdoors. Patients with bronchial asthma are advised to use inhalers more often.

In addition to the expected increase in temperature, the concentration of African dust in the atmosphere of Greece will increase, according to the forecast of the National Observatory of Athens / meteo.gr. Its increase will start on Saturday evening, will peak on Sunday April 4, and from Monday 5/04 it will gradually decline.

Forecast for Saturday 3/04
Light clouds and rain in places are expected in the west, north and east of the Aegean on Saturday, according to EMY. Thunderstorms in Epirus, Macedonia and Thrace, mainly in mountainous areas. In the rest of the country, the weather is clear. South / southwest winds from 3 to 5 Beaufort points.

African dust is expected to be transported on Sunday 4/04, mainly in the south of the country. South wind 4-6 Beaufort, in the Aegean Sea from 6 to 8 points on the Beaufort scale. In the rest of the country, cloudiness will temporarily increase, with occasional rains, mainly in the west of the country and on the islands of the northeastern region of the Aegean Sea.

The air temperature will rise in the Ionian Islands and on the mainland, in some places up to + 25 ° C.

Caution: African dust

The Ministry of the Environment has issued a warning about air pollution caused mainly by dust clouds from North Africa. Average daily rates in Attica are estimated to range between 50-100 mg / m3.

People who are at risk (respiratory or heart disease, children and over 65 years of age) are advised to spend as little time as possible outdoors. Patients with bronchial asthma are advised to use inhalers more often.

People who are at risk (respiratory or heart disease, children and over 65 years of age) are advised to spend as little time as possible outdoors. Patients with bronchial asthma are advised to use inhalers more often.





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