St James show­ing worst drought con­di­tions up to Septem­ber

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Jodi-Ann Gilpin/Gleaner Writer jodi-ann.gilpin@glean­erjm.com

AT THE end of Septem­ber, St James was show­ing the worst drought con­di­tions across the coun­try, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est data from the Na­tional Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal Ser­vice.

Re­spond­ing to queries from The Gleaner about the cur­rent drought con­di­tions, the Met Of­fice in­di­cated that the parish showed ex­tremely dry con­di­tions for the sec­ond bi-monthly pe­riod.

Port­land has, how­ever, shown tremen­dous im­prove­ment, re­port­ing nor­mal drought, which means that the parish was very close to com­ing out of that con­di­tion.

“This is a sig­nif­i­cant im­prove­ment com­pared to the July-Au­gust pe­riod when it was re­port­ing mod­er­ately dry con­di­tions,” the Met of­fice said.

A drought watch was is­sued for Port­land aris­ing from dry con­di­tions. A re­cent in­ter­view with the Na­tional Wa­ter Com­mis­sion also in­di­cated that Port­land was still ex­pe­ri­enc­ing lim­ited wa­ter sup­ply ow­ing to wors­en­ing dry con­di­tions.

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