Prediction that rainfall season may be shortened

National, Normal

THE National Weather Service (NWS) yesterday indicated that there was a very high chance that the normal rainfall season would be shortened and the country may prematurely head into a longer dry period between
March and May.
In its December to February outlook, NWS said maturing and prevailing El Nino conditions were being monitored beginning last August and were currently building up in the equatorial Pacific Ocean with surface temperature values being greater than normal.
NWS added that most leading climate models predict the tropical ocean temperatures to continue to be warmer than normal.
The NWS said the El Nino patterns would continue throughout next year.
Meanwhile, the country is well and truly into its normal wet season with nearly all parts of the
country receiving much needed rain at this time of the year.