Flooding advisory

― thundershowers expected in some regions

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 4, 2019

A flood advisory warning is being issued based on the following weather report.

On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, persons can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate showers over Regions 1 through 5, 7, 10 and northern Region 6. Southern parts of Regions 1 through 5 and parts of Regions 7 and 10 may observe thundershowers during the afternoon and evening hours. Rainfall is expected to range between 25 mm (approximately 1 inch) and 50 mm (approximately 2 inches) over areas with thundershowers and between 10 mm and 20 mm elsewhere. Partly cloudy skies are expected over all other locations. These areas may also observe a few light showers, Between 0 mm and 10 mm rainfall

Alternatively, on Wednesday persons can expect partly cloudy skies with morning showers over Regions 2 through 5 and northern Region 6. Generally, fair weather is likely for the rest of the day. Between 0 mm and 5 mm, rainfall is expected. Region 9 and southern Region 6 may observe generally fair weather. All other locations can observe mostly cloudy skies with light to moderate showers and afternoon thundershowers. Between 15 mm and 40 mm rainfall is forecast.

Citizens are advised that the above normal high tide advisory is NOT in effect. The next period of above normal high tides will begin on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Small craft operators, marine users and sea bathers are also advised that seas are likely to be moderate with waves reaching heights between 2.0 and 2.5 meters in open waters.

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has been mobilised to conduct assessments around the city and in the regions. The forecasted weather conditions for this week may produce water accumulation or flooding in low-lying and flood-prone areas. Residents in these locations are advised to take all necessary precautions.

Kindly report observation of flooding to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), 24 Hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on 623-1700, 600-5700 or 226-1114.