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Above normal rainfall expected until December- Head of Hydromet Department

Guyanese are being cautioned that the “above normal” rainfall as seen in previous months, will likely continue until December.

Head of the Hydromet Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr. Garvin Cummings made this pronouncement while speaking to the media at the sidelines of an event.

“We continue to be in a la Nina phase which for Guyana means above normal rainfall and since November 2020 we have been having above normal rainfall for most months. We expect that trend will continue well until the end of the year,” Dr. Cummings said.

In previous months, the above normal rainfall has led to flooding in some areas and persons may also see similar weather leading up to year end.

Dr. Garvin Cummings, Head of Hydro met office

In light of this, the Hydromet Department Head is urging persons to be cautious and secure their valuables, including livestock.

“Ensure that you have your rain gears in place, ensure you take all actions to avoid to keep or have stagnant water to avoid water borne diseases, ensure the roofs are intact, ensure the elderly and animals are on high ground,” Cummings highlighted while giving some advice on how persons can prepare for possible events of flooding.

He also urged persons to keep their drains and canals clear of garbage so that the water can flow easily from the land.

In the meantime, the Hydromet Head said his department will continue to monitor the weather and alert and advise the public accordingly.


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