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The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) says Ghanaians should brace themselves for an intense Harmattan season throughout December 2023. The Agency attributed the development to the arrival of a dry continental wind. Presently, Ghana is encountering dry and dusty winds; characteristic of the Harmattan season.

Frederick Cudjoe, a Senior Meteorologist at the Agency, emphasised in an interview with Citi News on Thursday, December 14, the need for Ghanaians to take necessary precautions to avoid accidents during this season. “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,” 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.

Source: MyJoyOnline.com

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