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Dust and haze advisory for Barbados as La Soufriere eruptions continue


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Dust and haze advisory for Barbados as La Soufriere eruptions continue
Eruptions at La Soufriere, April 14, 2021. (Picture courtesy Thomas Christopher, MVO)

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The Barbados Met Office announced a significant volcanic and dust haze advisory is in effect for the island and will be valid from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The La Soufriere Volcano remains active and varying intensities of volcanic ash are expected to spread across Barbados.

Early this afternoon satellite imagery showed an ash plume traveling eastward towards Barbados in varying concentrations.

Given the highly active nature of the La Soufriere Volcano, it is likely that further eruptions will occur, and depending on the intensity of the ash plume and wind direction, Barbados may continue to experience reduced visibility and further ash deposits.

Meanwhile, eruptions commenced around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines. (PR/SAT)