Rain expected during the next 24 to 48 hrs


Flood 2[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Tropical Wave is in the Western Atlantic Ocean. At 08:00 hrs local time it was located at approximately 1900 km east of the Corentyne River. This system is expected to interact with the Inter-Tropical Zone (ITCZ) while it is over Guyana.

Associated weather: It is expected that this system will cause moderate to heavy showers, frequent rain and thundershowers. These conditions are likely to last between 24 hrs and 36 hrs commencing on Thursday 23 July, 2015 at about 20:00 hrs local time.

Possible effects of Weather: With the forecasted conditions, Coastal, low lying, and flood prone areas are likely to experience flooding and/or flash flooding. Gusty winds are likely to occur before and during thundershowers.

The National Weather Watch Center will continue to closely monitor this weather event and will issue bulletins as the situation evolves.

Present rainfall is expected to continue, intensifying into the evening. Residents of low lying communities such as Albouystown, sections of Queenstown, South Cummingsburg in Georgetown and others across the coastland, are asked to take precautions. Please call 226 1117, 226 1027 or email: [email protected] or [email protected] if you need assistance or to share information on rising flood waters.

Cattle farmers are asked to closely monitor the situation. High tide will be in effect until 14 hours or 2 pm.



  1. As stated earlier in another article relating to the flood/rain. Efforts should be made to ensure that all pumps are in working condition and that back up pumps should be in place. Yes, global warming could be a contributing factor to the flooding in various regions however, if pumps are not in working order prior to rain storm and they are not fixed, the workers or management are not doing an effective job. That is not global warming problem it is neglect and inept. Workers and supervisors are paid to ensure that all pumps, etc are in working condition. The work ethics need to be improved. If they are not doing an effective job, they need to be replaced with employees who are capable of doing an effective job.

    Should we expect that every time it rains, we should expect a river or ocean in various regions. This is the 21st century, we have to wake up.


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