The Environmental Protection Ministry has warned there will be high air pollution levels across the country throughout Sunday and Monday due to ongoing dust storms.
As a result of a depression over the Eastern Mediterranean, heavy winds, sandstorms and dust are being transported over Israel from the North African region, the ministry said. The increased winds and simultaneous presence of dust and sands lead to high concentrations of particles that can enter the respiratory tract.
The ministry is recommending all sensitive members of the population, such as children, pregnant women, the elderly and patients with heart or lung diseases to avoid strenuous physical activity.
Air pollution measurement data is available in real-time on the Environment Ministry’s website and the ministry said it would keep the public updated with the latest data it receives.