Montserrat Air Quality drops again to moderate levels due to a fresh surge in Saharan Dust particles and emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands reaching the area, but the dust dominates!

That’s according to a recently issued Air Quality Bulletin by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services.

It states that 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 and that there’s high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area; however, but the Dust dominates.

The Meteorological Agency has cautioned that the threat of health problems will become elevated for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.

Air quality index: 60 to 90

Alert Level: II

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Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.

Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency is urging residents with respiratory and heart diseases to have their medications on hand at all times, wear a mask when outdoors and keep windows and doors closed.

Air Quality Bulletin: Dale Destin

Photo Credits: SkyTower

Partly Cloudy, windy and hazy conditions are forecast for today on Montserrat, due to Saharan dust, emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands reaching the area and other factors.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency, DMCA urges active children and adults, and people with heart and respiratory and diseases, such as asthma to limit prolonged outdoor exertion, wear masks when outside and have their medications on hand.

Below, Today’s Weather Forecast for Montserrat – Friday, October 22, 2021:

Synopsis: Hazy and windy conditions continue across the Leeward Islands making for low chances for cloudiness and showers.

Weather Today: Partly cloudy and hazy with a 30% or low chance of showers.Winds: East, at 13 to 20 mph with possible higher gusts to near 30 mph.

Seas: 5 to 9 feet. The small craft advisory remains in effect.

Sunset today: 5:44 pm.

Weather Report: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological ServicesOrvin Paige-Forecaster

Montserrat Air Quality dips again to moderate levels due to a fresh surge in Saharan Dust particles and emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands reaching the area, but the dust dominates!


That’s according to a recently issued Air Quality Bulletin, by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services.

It states that 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 and that there’s high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area; however, but the Dust dominates.


The Meteorological Agency has cautioned that the threat of health problems will become elevated for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.


Air quality index: 60 to 90


Alert Level: II


Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.


Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.


Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory diseases, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion, wear masks when outdoors and have their medications on hand.


Air Quality Bulletin: Dale Destin

Photo Credits: SkyTower

Air Quality is forecast to fall to moderate levels on Montserrat tonight, Wednesday October 20, 2021, due to a surge in Saharan Dust particles and emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands!

In an Air Quality Bulletin issued today, Wednesday, October 20, 2021, by the Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, it states that the air quality is forecast to fall to moderate levels as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated primarily with a surge in Saharan Dust.

It went on to say there is also high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area.

The Meteorological Agency has cautioned that the threat of health problems will become elevated for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.

Air Quality Index Based on Particulate Matters 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration

Air quality category: Moderate

Timing: Wednesday night until Sunday

Air Quality index: 50 to 80 Alert Level: II

Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.

Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Caution: Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, should limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

Dale Destin

Important Notice: A high chance of Rain and possible Isolated Thunderstorms Activity forecast for today, associated with Light Winds due to a Slack Pressure Gradient and Daytime Heating! Possible isolated rainfall accumulation is 0.2 to 0.6 inch.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services, in its morning weather forecast, states that a slack pressure gradient will continue to generate light winds over the area today. Whilst the morning period will be generally stable, daytime heating is expected to generate some unsettled conditions. Cloudy periods with showers and possible isolated thunderstorm activity could occur during the afternoon period. Hence, the weather today will be partly sunny then becoming increasingly cloudy with a 70% or a high chance of showers and a slight or a 20% chance of thunderstorms.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is urging residents to be careful in areas prone to landslides and rockfalls and take the necessary precautions as the soils are already saturated from previous rainfall.

Residents should exercise extreme caution when crossing the Belham Valley River as Lahars/mudflows can occur at any time without warning due to a significant amount of rainfall.

Wet weather driving can be hazardous, causing skidding and motorists need to be extra careful when driving in these conditions.

There’s the potential for flash floods in some areas due the fact that the ground is already saturated from previous rainfall. Hence, residents should exercise extreme caution in flash flood-prone areas during heavy rainfall, and every effort must be made to avoid those areas as much as possible.

Below, the rest of Tonight’s Weather Forecast for Montserrat – Monday October 18, 2021:

Winds: Variable at 9 to 17 km//h or 6 to 12 mph and becoming calm at times.

Seas: Not exceeding 1.2 metres or 4 feet.Sunset today: 5:46 pm.

Weather Report: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological ServicesPatrice Edwards-Forecaster

Update on the Tropical Atlantic: Although, No Tropical Cyclone formation is expected during the next five days, residents on Montserrat are urged to remain vigilant and prepared.

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season was forecast to be an active season. However, in a rare event this season, the Atlantic basin is without any tropical systems. Not one tropical storm has prowled the Atlantic Basin since October 6, the longest such dry run in eight years, says the National Hurricane Center.

As we enter into the latter part of the Atlantic Hurricane season, where tropical development drops considerably in comparison to the peak part of the season, residents must remain vigilant and be prepared.

While conditions at this time do not favour any tropical development, the season overall is far from over, and we must maintain our vigilance. We have seen in recent years strong development of storms well into November.

Important Notice: Rain chances return today, along with hazy conditions due to Saharan dust particles in the Atmosphere; Residents with Respiratory and Cardiovascular Ailments are urged to take the necessary precautions.

According to Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services Morning Weather forecast, a lingering instabilty, along with light southerly winds and afternoon heating, will maintain a moderate chance of showers over the Leewards which include Montserrat. Hence, the weather today will be partly cloudy and hazy this morning becoming locally cloudy this afternoon with a 60% or moderate chance of localize showers.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency, DMCA, is appealing to children, the elderly and those living with respiratory and heart ailments to have their necessary medications on hand, wear a mask when outside, limit exertion and outdoor activities, keep windows and doors closed as well as wear goggles and sunglasses.

Additionally, due to the fact that soils are already saturated from previous rainfall, the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) is urging residents to be careful in areas prone to landslides and rockfalls and take the necessary precautions.

Residents should exercise extreme caution when crossing the Belham Valley River as Lahars/mudflows can occur at any time without warning due to a significant amount of rainfall.Wet weather driving can be hazardous, causing skidding and motorists need to be extra careful when driving in these conditions.

As the ground is already saturated from previous rainfall, there’s the potential for flash floods in some areas. Therefore, residents should exercise extreme caution in flash flood-prone areas during heavy rainfall, and every effort must be made to avoid those areas as much as possible.

Below, the rest of today’s Weather Forecast for Montserrat – Friday October 15, 2021:

Winds: South-southeasterly at 5 to 12 mph.

Seas: 4 feet.Sunset today: 5:48 pm.

Weather Report: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological ServicesLenard Josiah-Forecaster

Important Notice: Rainy Conditions continue today, across Montserrat due to a Mid to Upper-Level Trough across the area and other factors.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services said there’s a 60% or a moderate chance of showers today associated with the presence of a mid to upper-level trough across the area, coupled with light southerly winds, daytime heating and available low-level moisture. As a result, this could increase the chances for shower activity over and around the islands at times during the next 24 hours. There’ll be partly cloudy skies, becoming locally cloudy at times.

Due to soil water saturation from previous rainfall, the Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) urges residents to be careful in areas prone to landslides and rockfalls and take the necessary precautions.

Residents should exercise extreme caution when crossing the Belham Valley River as Lahars/mudflows can occur at any time without warning due to a significant amount of rainfall.Wet weather driving can be hazardous, causing skidding and motorists need to be extra careful when driving in these conditions.

As the ground is already saturated from previous rainfall, there’s the potential for flash floods in some areas. Therefore, residents should exercise extreme caution in flash flood-prone areas during heavy rainfall, and every effort must be made to avoid those areas as much as possible.

The rest of Today’s Weather Forecast for Montserrat Below:

Weather today: Partly cloudy skies, becoming locally cloudy at times with a 60 percent or moderate chance of showers.

Winds: South-southeast at 5 to 12 mph.

Seas: 4 feet.Sunset today: 5:49 pm.

Weather Report: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological ServicesBernell Simon-Forecaster

Air Quality is back down to moderate levels on Montserrat associated primarily with a surge in Saharan Dust particles.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services in an Air Quality Bulletin today, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, states that there is also high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area.

It went on to say that the threat of health problems is elevated for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.

The Meteorological Services is also cautioning active children and adults and people with respiratory disease, such as asthma, to limit prolonged outdoor exertion.

The rest of the Air Quality Bulletin below: Air Quality Index Based on Particulate Matters 2.5 (PM2.5) and 10 (PM10) Concentration

Air quality category: Moderate Location: Montserrat

Timing: Until FridaySynopsis: The air quality is back down to moderate levels again as a result of particulate matters 2.5 and 10, associated primarily with a surge in Saharan Dust. There is also high confidence that emissions from the volcano in La Palma, Canary Islands are also reaching the area. The threat of health problems is elevated, for mainly unusually sensitive people, such as asthmatics and could potentially cause them limited impacts.

Air quality index: 50 to 80 Alert Level: II

Sensitive groups: People with respiratory or heart disease, the elderly and children are the groups most at risk.

Health implications: Air quality is acceptable; however, for some pollutants there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.

Dale Destin

Important Notice: Rainy Conditions with Cloudiness continue tonight across Montserrat, due to Moisture and Instability trailing a Tropical wave.

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Services said there’s a 70% chance of showers tonight as the atmosphere remains relatively moist and unstable across the Leeward Islands which include Montserrat.

The Disaster Management Coordination Agency (DMCA) urges residents to exercise extreme caution when crossing the Belham Valley River as Lahars/mudflows can occur at any time without warning due to a significant amount of rainfall.

Motorists are advised to be extra careful when driving in these conditions as wet weather driving can be hazardous, causing skidding.

Residents are urged to be careful in areas prone to landslides and rockfalls and take the necessary precautions.

The DMCA strongly appeals to residents to exercise extreme caution in areas prone to flash flooding and avoid those areas that are subject to sudden flash flooding, such as Carrs Bay.

Below, Tonight’s Weather Forecast for Montserrat – Wednesday October 13, 2021:

Synopsis: The atmosphere across the Leeward Islands remains relatively moist and unstable. This will continue to support cloudiness and showers across the Islands over the next 24 hours.

Weather tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy with a 70% or high chance of showers.

Winds: Southeast at 8 to 15 mph.Seas: 5 to 8 feet; with northeasterly swells of 6 feet. The high surf advisory remains in effect..

Sunrise tomorrow: 6:01 am.

Remember, the weather can change at a moment’s notice, Stay Ahead! Events such as flash floods can occur with little or no warning due to prolonged rain, rain showers in the higher elevations and the soil already saturated.

Weather Report: Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological ServicesOrvin Paige-Forecaster