Residents prepare for warmer days, but cooler nights
By Makeida Antonio
The Christmas season is definitely here and the inhabitants of the Twin Island are urged to prepare for colder conditions for the next few nights, due to the minimal winds.
Climatologist Dale Destin said before the weekend temperatures are expected to drop in teens in some areas.
âWe expect the winds to be lighter than usual for the next few days throughout the weekend and there is also a northern component coming from cooler areas.
âSo over the next few weekend nights we’re looking at cooler than normal temperatures and we’re probably going to see temperatures drop in teens on the Celsius scale or into the sixties on the Fahrenheit scale,â Destin told Observer. yesterday.
There is unlikely to be an increase in precipitation although the temperature may drop, according to Destin, who is also the country’s director of meteorological services.
âIt has nothing to do with precipitation. There is a cold front near our region which is causing showers in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. We don’t think it’s going to get to us, so our drier than usual weather, our drought conditions, will go on pretty much unabated, âDestin explained.
He also reported that the country did not experience the expected rainfall levels during the rainy season. As a result, drought conditions will persist as the dry season approaches.
âAs we don’t get our rainfall quota from the rainy season, we are now entering the driest months, the dry season. We are now facing some stress with the lack or lack of precipitation that we have experienced over the past 10 months. “
During this time, the hot days will continue as a reduction in the winds will put in the effects of the daytime heat. As such, an excessive heat advisory was put into effect yesterday and will last all day until Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
âA lot of times when the winds are as light as we expect, during the day the temperatures tend to be warmer than usual. A combination of warmer than usual temperatures and relatively high humidity, you get an excessive heat effect, âDestin illustrated in weather terms.
Residents were urged to stay hydrated during this time.
âNot necessarily that the temperatures will go up to extreme levels, but because the winds are practically absent you get the heat index or what we call the ‘felt temperature’ going up to levels that can be a health concern for you. many, especially those who are vulnerable to heat or work outdoors, âDestin added.