Hydromet forecasts heavy rainfall over the next few days
– public urged to take necessary precautions
– rainfall will be accompanied by gusting winds before and during downpours
DPI, Guyana, Sunday, June 9, 2019
Guyanese are asked to take precautions over the next few days as the Hydromet Office forecasts weather conditions may produce water accumulation or flooding in flood-prone areas and mudslides in hilly areas.
According to the forecast for today, Georgetown will experience cloudy skies across coastal areas with scattered showers. Rainfall is expected to be at maximum 25mm. All other areas will see mostly overcast skies with frequent showers and thundershowers, and rainfall is expected to be between 20mm to 50mm.
Small craft operators and marine users can expect moderate seas, with wave heights between 2 to 2.5m in open waters.
The Hydromet Office is cautioning citizens that over the next three days – Monday to Wednesday, overcast skies with moderate to heavy thundershowers and continuous rain will be observed throughout Guyana. Showery events are likely to be accompanied by gusting winds before and during downpours.
Rainfall is anticipated between 50mm to 100mm within 24 hours with the highest expected on Monday and Wednesday along the coastal areas.
On Thursday, citizens can expect cloudy to occasionally overcast skies with occasional showers throughout Guyana. Isolated thundershowers may be observed in some areas. Rainfall is expected between 15mm to 30mm within a 24-hour period.