Sunny days for a change; good news for election day

It appears that there will be sunny skies for election day. This is encouraging for people who plan to vote on Sunday, 19 May 2024.

The National Weather Office (Onamet) is forecasting only a few short-lasting rains nationwide due to the impact of an air mass with low moisture content.

For Wednesday, 15 May 2024, Onamet says the weather conditions will remain dominated by the anticyclonic circulation at different levels of the troposphere and the incidence of Saharan dust particles. It explains that for much of the Dominican Republic, a sunny sky with a grayish appearance will be observed with isolated cloudiness and little rainfall. However, Onamet says the effects of diurnal warming, plus the orography, will cause some showers with isolated thunderstorms in towns in the southeast and the Central Mountain Range.

Onamet says the hot weather is here and recommends drinking lots of fluid and wearing light-colored clothing.

There is hope the good weather may continue throughout the weekend. Onamet has forecast an unusually wet month of May.

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El Caribe

15 May 2024