Downtown Los Angeles in the heat
A hazy day in downtown Los Angeles. Photo courtesy Emergency Management Department

With gusty winds in the forecast, the South Coast Air Quality Management District issued a dust advisory that will continue Tuesday for parts of Los Angeles County, warning that blowing dust can lead to unhealthy air quality.

The advisory, issued Monday, will be in effect until 3 p.m. for coastal and central Los Angeles County and the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.

The AQMD warned that the high winds and dry conditions can lead to air-quality levels ranging from moderate to unhealthy for sensitive groups.

“Air quality can vary hour by hour and by location depending on wind conditions,” according to the agency. “South Coast AQMD encourages those in areas of direct impact to limit exposure by remaining indoors with windows and doors closed and avoiding vigorous physical activity.”

Blowing dust can also lead to poor visibility for motorists.

The advisory came amid high wind warning that will be in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Los Angeles County mountains and the Santa Clarita Valley. A less severe wind advisory will be in place until 10 a.m. in the San Gabriel Valley, Malibu Coast, Santa Monica Mountains, county beaches, the San Fernando Valley and inland coast including downtown Los Angeles. A wind advisory will be in effect until 9 p.m. in the Antelope Valley and until 3 a.m. on Catalina Island.

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