The Ghana Meteorological Agency has warned that the harmattan season is expected to intensify over the country from this week and continue into the weekend.
According to the Agency, dust from the source region is expected to “deteriorate surface visibility” in the country, while adding that the Northern part of the country is expected to be drier than the Southern part.
“The Harmattan is expected to intensify over the country from January 20, 2021, and continue into the weekend. Dust has been raised from the source region (around Chad) and is expected to be advected into the country to deteriorate surface visibility,” the Ghana Meteorological Agency said in a statement.
“Due to the influx of the dry and dusty continental winds, the Northern half is expected to be drier with relative humidity of less than 20% and below 50% over parts of the Southern sector.”
“This intrusion of dryness increases the probability of fire outbreaks,” the Agency added
The Ghana Meteorological Agency, however, advised the public to be careful on the roads due to poor visibility and also be cautious of handling naked fires.
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