Dust and smoke observed across the country


August 30, Fineko/abc.az.  According to the National Environmental Monitoring Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources revealed that amount of dust in Azerbaijan’s air exceeds sanitary norm due to the fact that dust smoke entered Azerbaijan’s territory from Turkmenistan through east and south-east air flow.

 The amount of dust in the air in Baku and Absheron exceeded the sanitary norm by 20 percent at about 7:00 a.m.

 The reason is penetration of dust aerosol from the Arabian Peninsula to the territory of Azerbaijan.

 Depending on the dust smoke observed in Baku and the Absheron Peninsula, the department switched to operative mode and observes an atmosphere every three hours.

 According to the meteorological forecast, the dusty weather condition will last two days.