Due to the arrival of dry continental winds in Ghana, the Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has issued a warning for an intense Harmattan season in December 2023.
Ghanaians are currently experiencing typical Harmattan weather, which is dry and dusty.
In an interview on Thursday, November 14, 2023, Frederick Cudjoe, a Senior Meteorologist at the Agency, stressed the significance of exercising caution to prevent mishaps during this time, citinewsroom.com reports.
He said, “We advise that when visibility becomes very poor especially early in the morning and then at dawn, motorists should take necessary precautions, especially by using their fog lights and also driving within the speed limit. Also, people who go to farms, we advise that they take the necessary precautions to prevent any fire outbreak.”
Frederick went on to say, “We anticipate this condition to last, especially for the entire period of December right from now to the end of December which will mean 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 since we will be having those particles in the atmosphere, we advise that maybe we can be putting on our nose masks during this period to avoid taking in a lot of that particle into our respiratory systems.”