Monday 25 March, 2019

Met Office urges citizens to conserve water ahead of harsh Dry Season

The Met Office issued the message in a video on Facebook on Friday.

The Met Office issued the message in a video on Facebook on Friday.

The Met Office is advising citizens to prepare for the Dry Season.

This as it warned that the 2019 season is expected to be harsh.

It says both day and night temperatures are expected to be warmer than average.

Citizens are therefore used to prepare and conserve water.

The Met Office issued the message in a video on Facebook on Friday.

 


“This is a season where every drop of rainfall and water will count. And we are asking citizens of Trinidad and Tobago to have a plan to mitigate the expected conditions. The season is likely to be drier than usual in most areas with a few areas receiving just the typical small amounts of rainfall or near normal rainfall for January to May. We expect however, the first three months to be much drier than usual.

 

And that is likely to intensify especially during late February and March. This has implications for a number of sectors. With that in mind, we are asking persons to start to have a plan of action for the water usage in terms of conserving water, in terms of heat, because we expect temperatures to be above normal, as well and in terms of their general well-being overall.”

The Met Office added that persons with heart, respiratory and serious health problem are more at risk during hot conditions as heat can make these conditions worse.

It urging citizens to have a heat plan for babies, elderly and socially isolated persons, young children and young livestock.

 

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