Strong wind causes high levels of air pollution in southern Israel

News » Incidents Strong winds causing high levels of air pollution in southern Israel

The Ministries of Environment and Health warn that strong southwesterly winds are causing air pollution to very high levels in the Negev and Arava in southern Israel. Moderate to high levels of pollution are seen in the rest of the country.

Officials are advising high-risk groups, including the elderly, children, pregnant women and people suffering from heart and lung problems, to avoid strenuous exercise at outdoors.

Healthy people are advised to reduce their outdoor activities.

A ministry statement says winds are blowing sand away from the Sinai Peninsula.

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