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Dominican Republic drought cause for concern

Santo Domingo.- The drought parching part of the territory since November will continue through the coming months, from a high pressure system which continues influencing the country.

National Office Meteorology (Onamet) lead forecaster Félix Rodríguez said the frontal systems which enter the Atlantic Ocean from the U.S., which unleash rainfall over the slope north of the Central Mountains, have been mostly absent, affecting mainly the Northwest and northern coast.

“What has happened is that in the frontal period, which ranges from November to April, when should’ve rained in that area of the Northwest, from the frontal systems, didn’t fall. Then what is expected is that this drought continue expanding,” the forecaster said.

The expert, quoted by elcaribe.com.do, added that from November to April the rains have been falling where the seasonal drought should’ve been, over the Caribbean coastal plain, “for the simple reason that the frontal systems have been moving little, and then this anticyclone has surged quite strongly.”

Source: DT

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