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Meteorologist warns of further drought conditions for Jamaica
2013-03-17 11:56:52 | (0 Comments)
Meteorologist Evan Thompson says there is a 40 per cent chance Jamaica will continue to experience below normal rainfall for another two months.
File - A boy catches water from a makeshift standpipe on Maxfield Avenue, St Andrew recently.
Thompson, who was addressing members of the island's Drought Management Committee, said there were no significant rainfall events in February and cautioned that the dry spell could continue until the end of April.
According to him, data collected over the eight-week period between December last year and January this year, show that all 14 parishes have been experiencing drought conditions.
He says Trelawny was the worst affected parish, with less than 20 per cent rainfall for the period.
Westmoreland, Clarendon and St James were next with between, 33 and 28 per cent rainfall over the same period.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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