[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has announced that a flood warning is in effect for residents in low lying communities.
He reported that 2.5 inches of rain is expected in the next four hours and residents are advised to take necessary precautions to guard against flooding.
See weather report for today:
Today will bring mostly cloudy with light to moderate showers over Coastal and near Inland areas of Regions 3 to 6, and moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms over Regions 7, 8 and Coastal areas of Regions 1 and 2; other areas can expect brief passing showers.
The 12 hour rainfall will be between 15.0 and 25.0 mm. (0.59-0.98 inch), over Regions 7, 8 and Coastal areas of Regions 1and 2; other area values are expected to range between 5.0 and 15 .0 (0.19-0.59 inch).
The wave and sea conditions are expected to be moderate to rough, with wave heights reaching between 1.5 and 3.5 metres (4.92-11.48 feet) in open water.
The ‘high tide’ flood advisory comes to an end today, Wednesday 19, August, 2015.
The winds will be north-easterly to south-easterly at 4 to 7 metres per second (8.94-15.65 miles per hour), gusting to12 metres per second (26.84 miles per hour) over some areas.
The high tide is at 18:50 hours (6:50 pm), reaching a height of 2.68 metres (8.79 feet).
The low tide is at 12:26 hours (12:26 pm), reaching a height 0.82 of a metre (2.69 feet).