Monday, April 15, 2024

Rain now ‘won’t make up for shortfall’


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ANY RAIN THAT FALLS now won’t make up for the shortfall in water. Agrometeorologist at the Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (CIMH), Adrian Trotman told the SUNDAY SUN that the January-May dry season was likely to be a “normal” one.

It takes three to six months for the rain water to move from the surface into the aquifers.

The expert explained that any rainfall within the dry season therefore, would not be enough to make up for the deficit of rainfall during the 2015 wet season.

“Don’t expect much of a change over the next three to five months. Our alerting system is suggesting that over just about all the eastern Caribbean the drought impacts … should continue at least until May, even if rainfall starts to increase because it takes time to remove that impact,” he said. 

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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