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New dust alert, scattered showers in the afternoon

October 20, 2018 at 8:52am
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Dust levels will be above average on Saturday for the third consecutive day, while the met office is projecting scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

According to a Department of Labour Inspection announcement, the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) at 7 am on Saturday were between the maximum value of 135 μg/m3 and minimum value of 61 μg/m(micrograms per cubic metre).

“Consequently it is expected that the average 24hour concentration will exceed the corresponding limit value of 50 μg/mas defined by the relative legislation,” it said.

Yesterday, the average 24hour concentration of respirable particles was between 105 and 160 μg/m3 depending on the location.

The public and especially the vulnerable groups of population (children, older people, and patients) are advised to avoid outdoor activities and exercising in open spaces during this event.

Meanwhile, the met office said that Saturday will start off mainly fine but clouds will develop at noon and in the afternoon which are expected to lead to scattered showers and or thunderstorms in the mountains, inland and east and south east coast.

Temperatures will be 31 C inland, 29 C on the south coast, 28 C on remaining coasts and 20 C in the mountains.

Sunday will start off fine, but again clouds will form at noon and in the afternoon that may lead to isolated showers and or thunderstorms in the mountains, inland and east and southeast coasts.

Temperatures will edge down slightly.

On Monday there will be cloud early in the afternoon leading to scattered showers mainly in the mountains, inland and the north coast. Temperatures will remain about the same.

On Tuesday the morning will be mainly fine but clouds will form early in the afternoon leading to possible showers or thunderstorms mainly in the mountains and inland. Temperatures will edge up to slightly above average for the time of year.