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Heatwave breaks records

The National Meteorological Office (Onamet) says that the current heatwave will continue with little rain, at least until the end of the working week. Today, Wednesday 29 April 2015, there may be light showers towards the end of the afternoon in the border regions, in the northwestern province of Santiago Rodriguez and over the Central Mountain range. The heat is caused by a high-pressure system over the country and the effects of dust blowing in from the Sahara Desert.

The highest ever April temperatures have been recorded in Constanza, 30.7C (up from 30.5C), and in Cabrera on the north coast with a high of 35C (up from 32.9C). A new record was set for Jarabacoa where the April high is now at 34.0, up from 33.8C.

Onamet is advising people to stay out of the sun between 11am and 4pm. It has warned forestry authorities to be on the lookout for forest fires due to the low humidity levels and the high temperatures.

In addition, people are being asked to ration water due to the lack of rain.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

April 29, 2015

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