According to the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet), Ghanaians should prepare for a severe Harmattan season that will last until December 2023. The
According to the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet), Ghanaians should prepare for a severe Harmattan season that will last until December 2023.
The arrival of a dry continental wind was the reason given by the Agency for the development. Ghana is currently experiencing dusty, dry winds, which are typical of the Harmattan season.
In an interview with Citi News on Thursday, December 14, Frederick Cudjoe, a Senior Meteorologist at the Agency, emphasized how important it is for Ghanaians to take the appropriate safety measures to prevent mishaps during this season.
“We advise drivers to take the required precautions, especially by using their fog lights and also driving within the speed limit, when visibility becomes really bad, especially early in the morning and then at dawn.
“Also, people who go to farms, we advise that they take the necessary precautions to prevent any fire outbreak,” he said. “Again, since we will be having particles in the atmosphere, we advise that maybe we can put on our nose masks during this period to avoid taking in a lot of those particle into our respiratory systems.
“This is because we are realising that we have the dry continental wind invading our country, and we expect this condition to last, especially for the entire period of December right from now to the end of the month. “This means that we are going to be getting a lot of this dryness coming from the Sahara and the Sahel regions into our country.
“And then also the dust conditions will be accompanied by winds which are coming from the northern part of the continent into our country,” he said.