Air pollution levels in some parts of the Central region have been the highest in the country today, as a combination of weather factors came together to create an unhealthy haze.
One of those factors was a storm in the Sahara desert thousands of miles away which has sent dust particles high into the atmosphere, which are now falling as sand and grit across the country.
It's been causing real problems for people with existing medical conditions, and those who have heart or lung problems are being urged to avoid strenuous activity.
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A cold and mostly dry day, with wintry showers becoming more confined to coasts. Brisk winds, especially near coasts.
A mostly dry day with sunny spells. Wintry showers from late afternoon in the west and north, perhaps falling as snow to lower levels.
Isolated wintry showers perhaps giving further, mainly slight, snow accumulations inland.