Today’s weather: Sunny and grayish skies due to Sahara dust
Sahara Dust Air Layer is back again
Over the Dominican Republic, a mostly sunny and grayish sky will prevail due to the incursion of Saharan dust particles, as reported by the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET).
However, ONAMET explained that the approach of a frontal system, plus the incidence of a trough, will increase the entry of moisture in our forecast area; therefore, forecast cloud increases with moderate showers, being strong at times with possible isolated thunderstorms and occasional gusts of wind, mainly in the mid-afternoon and during the night, towards the northwest, northeast and the Central Cordillera, as in Santiago Rodriguez, Valverde, Santiago, La Vega, Espaillat, Hermanas Mirabal, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, among other surrounding provinces.
Temperatures will remain relatively hot due to dust from the Sahara and the southeast wind. For this reason, the Dominican population is advised to drink enough liquids (water), wear light clothes (preferably light colors), and not to expose themselves to direct sunlight without protection from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
PROVINCES FORECAST BY LOCATIONS T. Max. T. Min.°C
Santiago Opaque grayish skies with some showers and thundershowers in the afternoon. 33/35 18/20
Puerto Plata Grayish cloudy skies, mostly sunny. 31/33 20/22
Duarte Grayish cloudy and mostly sunny. 30/33 20/22
Constanza Opaque grayish sky with some showers and thundershowers in the afternoon. 26/28 15/18
Peravia Grayish cloudy and mostly sunny. 31/33 21/23
San P. de Macorís Opaque grayish skies and mostly sunny. 31/33 20/22
La Romana Opaque grayish, mostly sunny skies. 31/33 20/22
La Vega Grayish cloudy skies with some showers and thundershowers in the afternoon. 33/35 20/22
Monseñor Nouel Opaque grayish skies with some showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. 31/33 20/23
San Cristóbal Opaque grayish skies and mostly sunny. 29/31 20/22
Samana A cloudy, grayish, mostly sunny sky. 33/35 19/21
Monte Cristi Grayish cloudy and mostly sunny. 33/35 21/23
Azua Grayish cloudy and mostly sunny. 31/33 16/21
San Juan Opaque, grayish, mostly sunny sky. 33/35 18/20
Barahona Opaque, grayish, mostly sunny sky. 31/33 20/22
La Altagracia Opaque, grayish, mostly sunny skies. 31/33 20/22
Tomorrow, Monday, we will continue under a layer of dust from the Sahara over the whole country, limiting rainfall with a dull grayish and sunny sky. However, some local showers, isolated thunderstorms, and occasional wind gusts will be generated in some localities of the northwest and the Central Mountain Range during the afternoon due to the remnants of a frontal system and a trough.