Sandstorms in northern Yemen to subside
SANA’A, June 6 — Rasheed Al-Ariki, a forecast unit manager, told Yemen Times that the current sandstorms will lessen within the next 24 hours.
The climate in northern Yemen has improved, indicating that the horizontal visibility ratio has reached 3,000 meters, and it could reach to 5,000 meters. However, the wave storm will last longer in the southern regions of Yemen. In those areas, visibility decreased earlier this week to less than 800 meters.
Al-Ariki said the sandstorms are a wave with vast dust that emerged from north of the Arabian Peninsula in a bordering area between Iraq, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. This region is known for its dry desert.
He said, "We advise people not to expose themselves to such sandstorms because they bear chemical materials."
Al-Aiki said there must be regional cooperation between the countries affected by sandstorms to solve problems such as desertification.
Nationwide, Yemen has witnessed a wave of dust storms for the past four days. In some areas, the horizontal visibility ratio was as low as 800 meters.