fbpx
covid19
17 Yacab family members test positive for COVID-19
September 28, 2020
Election expert finishes report for Redistricting Case
September 28, 2020

Belize among Caribbean nations warned of possible flooding and landslides

  • 451
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    451
    Shares

Posted: Monday, September 28, 2020. 1:37 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Belize is among the Caribbean nations that received a warning of possible high flooding, flash floods, and landslides during the transition between the wet and dry season, according to the Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF).

In CariCOF’s latest Caribbean Climate Outlooks publication, which covers the period October to December,  the Barbados-based climate change-focused organization said that the La Niña weather phenomenon unfolding in the Pacific increases the probability of the hazards being forewarned.

“In October, heat stress will likely remain high due to high humidity and temperatures south- and eastwards of Guadeloupe. On a brighter note, copious rains should ease drought concerns by the end of this period for most,”  CariCOF said.

CariCOF added that as of September 1, severe “or worse” shorter-term drought has developed in coastal Belize and far eastern Guadeloupe, and continues in southwestern Dominica, northwestern Martinique, and northern St Lucia. Meanwhile, long-term drought is occurring in the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic, Guyana Suriname, Trinidad, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the Windward Islands except for Dominica and Grenada.

“Long term drought should slowly ease and concerns decrease in most affected areas. By the end of November, long term, at the end of November, drought concern should evolve in Dominica, and expected to possibly continue in Belize, Martinique, and Suriname,” CariCOF said. “Shorter-term drought is unlikely to be of significant concern by the
end of November, with the possible exception of parts of southern Belize.”

The Jamaica Observer recently published an article noting the warnings to Belize and the remainder of the Caribbean.

 

Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt [email protected] оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.

 

© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

  • Galen University
  • larry waight
  • Galen University
  • Shindaiwa

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.