The Ghana Meteorological Agency has hinted that the harmattan is expected to intensify over the country from Wednesday, January 20, 2021 and continue into the weekend.
According to the Agency in a statement, dust has been raised from the source region (around Chad) and is expected to be advected into the country to deteriorate surface visibility.
“Due to the influx of the dry and dusty continental winds, the Northern half is expected to be drier with relative humidity of less than 20% and below 50% over parts of the Southern sector,” the Agency stated.
It noted that this intrusion of dryness increases the probability of fire outbreaks.
They therefore advised the general public to be cautious of handling naked fires and be careful on the roads due to poor visibility.