A massive sandsky from the Sahara is blown to the parts of the Caribbean where the blue sky in several places is turned into a light brown fog.
Authorities warn that the air in Puerto Rico, Jamaica and eastern Cuba can be dangerous to breathe.
Fierce heat win over the deserts of sudan in Africa, whips typically large sandmængder up at this time of year, and they are led thousands of kilometers over the Atlantic ocean to central America and the UNITED states.
this year has sandstorm been the most massive in half a century, says several meteorologists.
The thick smog has reduced the visibility decreased sharply in the affected areas in the Caribbean.
Jamaica's Blue Mountains, which is usually seen throne in the capital city, Kingston, is hidden behind a white cloud.
- the Air feels not as in the past, says the 31-year-old Saure Thomas from his office in Kingston, where temperatures are above 30 degrees.
- We have never seen anything like it here, " says Thomas, whose three-year-old son has had a dry cough.
- This is the worst situation so far, says Evan Thompson, the director of the meteorological service in Jamaica.
- We see a much more dense mass of sandpartikler. It is far more distinct and remarkable than in the past, he adds.
Sandskyen came in over the eastern Caribbean over the weekend. It was on Tuesday started to move towards central America and the southern UNITED states.
People have been told to stay at home or indoors, so far as it is possible, especially if they have asthma or breathing problems.
- We recommend the use of face masks, just like the people still need to be careful not to be infected with the covid-19, writes Cuba's most well-known meteorologist, Jose Rubiera, on its Facebook page.
Sand from the Sahara is typical to create beaches in the Caribbean and fertilize the soil in Arizona.