Ghana Meteorological Agency Warns of Intense Harmattan Season in December 2023

The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMet) has issued a warning, stating that Ghanaians should prepare for an intense Harmattan season throughout December 2023. The agency attributed this development to the arrival of a dry continental wind, leading to the current presence of dry and dusty winds characteristic of the Harmattan season.

Frederick Cudjoe, a Senior Meteorologist at the Agency, stressed the importance of taking necessary precautions to prevent accidents during this season. In an interview with Citi News on Thursday, December 14, Cudjoe advised motorists to exercise caution when visibility is poor, especially in the early morning and dawn. He recommended using fog lights and adhering to speed limits. Additionally, individuals working in farms were urged to take precautions to prevent fire outbreaks.

Due to the particles in the atmosphere during the Harmattan season, Cudjoe suggested wearing nose masks to reduce inhalation of particles into the respiratory system. He explained that the dry continental wind from the Sahara and Sahel regions was affecting Ghana, and this condition was expected to persist throughout December.

Cudjoe highlighted the likelihood of increased dryness and dust conditions accompanied by winds from the northern part of the continent, urging citizens to stay informed and take necessary measures for their well-being during this period.

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