[www.inewsguyana.com] – The National Weather Watch centre has predicted that today there will be frequent showers and light rain over Regions 7, 8, coastal and near inland areas, while other areas can expect occasional showers. Thunderstorms are also likely over some areas.
Rainfall is expected to range between 20 mm and 50 mm, over Regions 7, 8, and coastal and near inland areas. Other areas’ values are expected to range between 5mm and 20mm.
The Spring Tide Advisory is in effect. The forecasted rainfall along with the Spring tides can cause coastal flooding, and residents are advised to take all the necessary precautions.
The sea is expected to be moderate to rough, with waves reaching a height of 1.5 metres to 3.5 metres in open water.
In this regard, the Ministry of Agriculture is advising citizens to do all they can to safeguard themselves, families, property and crops and livestock from being damaged. Citizens are urged to protect their children from flood waters, and to boil all drinking water. If persons have to be in the water, they should wear protective boots and wash their feet with a mixture of bleach and water. [GINA]