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Jun 18, 2020

National Met Service Says Some Sun But Also More Rains to Come!

Ronald Gordon

If you’re wondering if that is it for the floods, the Deputy Chief Meteorologist says you may want to be vigilant and keep informed with the latest weather updates. But there’s a silver lining on the rain clouds, the Met Service says that we’ll see improved weather conditions in the next two days. That won’t be for too long, as another tropical wave is expected to pass over the country late Sunday going into Monday. Here’s more from Ronald Gordon at the National Meteorological Service.

 

Andrea Polanco

“Any other areas that people should be mindful of floods?”

 

Ronald Gordon, Deputy Chief Meteorologist

“Another important area is the western municipalities. We have indications from BECOL that the dams are becoming active – Chalillo, in particular the spill way, has become active. So, with that sort of activity, the areas in the western municipality of the country should be on the alert for the possibility.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Any advice for the public when we are having this level of rainfall?”

 

Ronald Gordon

“Well, you should be alert and be prepared to move to higher ground if you are in a flood prone area. Again, we also encourage people to listen to official sources of information; NEMO; the National Met Service and the Hydrology Unit – that unit issues a flood advisory every day or two days. These are official channels of information you can listen to and take necessary precautions to safeguard life and property.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Now, what is the outlook for the next couple of days?”

 

Ronald Gordon

“Looking forward, we are seeing a slight decrease of moisture going into the weekend. Tomorrow we should see improving conditions. On Saturday we are looking at isolated showers with a few more at times and then again late on Sunday going into Monday another tropical wave which is in the eastern Caribbean at the moment will cross the country and produce another surge in rainfall.”

 

A small craft caution has been issued because of gusty winds. Showers and thunderstorms can lead to locally rough sea conditions, so the advice for fisherfolk is to be cautious.


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