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Nov 18, 2020

A 24-hour Weather Forecast from the MET Service!

And to find out more about the overall weather conditions, we got an update from Chief Meteorological Officer Ronald Gordon. He says that while the system associated with Hurricane Iota continues to drift away, the next few days will be wet as the country experiences some rains.

 

On the Phone: Ronald Gordon, Chief Meteorological Officer

“We expect conditions to continue relatively moist and unstable across the country. The remnants of former Hurricane Iota has dissipated and is moving across Salvador into the Pacific Ocean. However, we have a moist south-easterly flow behind it which will keep relatively wet conditions and we expect some few showers, periods of rains and isolated thunderstorms to persist throughout the weekend.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“What are we expecting in terms of inches in rainfall?”

 

On the Phone: Ronald Gordon

“We are estimating about two to four inches of rainfall between now and Thursday and then it will taper off to about one inch per day, a maximum across the country.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“For those out at sea or out in the cayes anything they can look out for?”

 

On the Phone: Ronald Gordon

“We have a small craft warning still in effect. We are advising operators of small craft to remain in safe harbor. Winds are still gusting at fifteen to twenty-five knots of higher gusts and we expect that to continue through tomorrow before the winds start to die off.  We want to alert residents to be on the lookout especially if they live in flood prone areas, if you need to evacuate you should do so and for those out at sea, mariners, we advise them to remain in safe harbors and don’t venture out in the sea.”


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