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The HydroMeteorological Service of the Ministry of Agriculture has issued a flood advisory for low-lying areas in Regions One to Four.

According to the Hydromet Service, overcast conditions have been observed over the Coastland and these conditions are expected to produce moderate to heavy thunderstorms over Regions One to Four.

It was noted that based on collected data,the Hydromet office anticipates rainfall accumulation between 25 millimeters and 80 millimeters this evening.

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Hydromet Office issues flood warning

Flash flood warning is in effect for flood-prone areas in Regions 1 to 4.

Overcast skies are being observed along Regions 1 to 5 with moderate to heavy
thundershowers and rain over Regions 1 to 4.

Expected Condition:
These conditions will continue into the early afternoon across coastal areas. Rainfall
intensities are expected to be mostly moderate to heavy for most of the morning, with a
decrease in intensity into the afternoon becoming mostly light.

Base on the latest model output and satellite data; please note that we are anticipating
rainfall accumulation between 25.0 mm and 80.0 mm over the next 6-8 hours, with
highest in Regions 1 and 2.

Low tide: 09:31 hrs at 0.65 meters
High tide: 15:51 hrs at 3.18 meters which is above normal

With the expected adverse weather conditions coupled with the above normal high tides
residents of riverain, coastal and low lying areas are advised to exercise precautionary
measures against flooding.

The Hydrometeorological Services is monitoring the current weather conditions and
will continue to issue updates as the need arises.

If Guyana is under threat by natural phenomena or climate change due to pollution, we need to put our best foot forward and present logical solutions to safeguard our beloved country from disaster. This one issue that no one is certain of but jumping on each other is definitely the wrong way to confront climate change. If this is not your cup of tea leave it alone.

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