If you are in the Caribbean and outside looks smoky or hazy, it is not your imagination as volcanic emissions from La Palma volcano in the Canary Islands are crossing the Atlantic Ocean while Saharan dust concentrations are also affecting several Caribbean islands.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines Meteorological Service in its 72-hour outlook said a thick plume of Saharan dust is crossing the islands, inhibiting significant shower activity.
There is a marine advisory for SVG urging persons to exercise caution for reduced visibility due to the Saharan dust haze.
In Grenada citizens also woke up to hazy surroundings. The weather in Grenada is forecast to be mostly cloudy and hazy today.
In Sint Maarten, the Meteorological Department said haze will continue to affect visibility and air quality. It said persons with respiratory ailments should take the necessary precautions.
In Barbados, a significant haze advisory was issued on Wednesday for today which explained that hazy conditions due to a combination of Saharan dust and Volcanic smoke from La Palma, Canary Islands will continue to reduce visibility across Barbados and the surrounding marine area.
In Trinidad and Tobago, the met office has warned that there is a significant concentration of Saharan dust present in the atmosphere.
On Monday afternoon, the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service issued an air quality bulletin which stated the air quality is down to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated primarily with a fresh surge in Saharan Dust.
It said there is also high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area; however, the Dust dominates.
The met service warned that the threat of health problems will become elevated, for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.