The Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has warned domestic airlines that the weather may only be safe for flights after December 15, 2015.
The GCAA in a “Notice to Air Men [NOTAM]” said: “…the weather may only be safe for flights after December 15, 2015; domestic airlines would thus be grounded within this period, unless a dramatic change in the weather pattern.”
Prior to the notice from the GCAA, some airline operators had already cancelled scheduled flights since Wednesday as a result of the bad weather.
Meanwhile, the Accra –Kumasi highway has been jumped-packed with vehicles as commuters and businessmen and women who hitherto would have travelled by air are compelled to use the road.
A Metrological officer at the Kumasi International Airport, Isaac Taki Tetteh, told the Daily Graphic the dust particles from the North-Eastern wind has reduced visibility such that it makes it difficult for pilots to see clearly.
Ghana’s harmattan season, which comes with cold and dryness particularly in the mornings, started becoming visible on Tuesday December 1.