New Saharan dust storm likely to reach the Caribbean

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Published on 16 May 2022

A new Saharan dust storm episode is ongoing in the Atlantic Ocean. This image, acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-3 satellites on 15 May 2022, shows the dust cloud engulfing the skies of Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bissau.

According to theĀ aerosol forecastsĀ of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), implemented by ECMWF, the dust could travel all the way to the Caribbean Sea in the next few days.

The Copernicus CAMS offers publicly available forecasts on a range of key indicators for monitoring the atmosphere, including data and forecasts on carbon dioxide, methane, sulphur dioxide and several other.