Today’s weather forecast commencing 07:00 hours (07:00 am)

Cloudy to overcast skies are expected to prevail over Regions 1 to 8 and 10 while Coastal Regions 1 to 6 can expect light to moderate showers and frequent rain showers.

The rainfall is expected to range between 10 mm. and 35 mm. (0.39-1.37 in.).

Regions 7, 8 and 10 can expect moderate showers during the morning hours and moderate to heavy showers, with possible isolated thundershowers during the afternoon hours.

The rainfall is expected to range between 15 mm. and 45 mm. (0.59-1.77 in.)

Region 9 and southern Region 6 can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers predominantly during the morning.

 

The rainfall is likely to range between 5 mm. and 15 mm. (0.19-0.59 in).

The minimum temperature recorded at Timehri this morning was 20.3ºC while today’s temperature is expected to range between 26.0°C and 32.0°C.

It is also likely to be mostly breezy, with a north to north-easterly wind of between 5 and 10 metres per second (11.18-22.36 miles per hour), becoming occasionally gusty over some areas.

Weather forecast for Sunday night, commencing 19:00 hours (07:00 pm)

Mostly overcast skies are expected over Regions 1 to 5 and northern Regions 6, 7 and 10.

 

These conditions are likely to be accompanied by light to moderate showers, predominantly during the early morning hours.

The rainfall is likely to be between 15 mm. and 30 mm. (0.59-1.18 in.)

All other locations can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers accumulating between trace and 10 mm. (0.39 in.)

The maximum temperatures for some locations are as follows: Georgetown 28.6 Celsius; Timehri 30.0 Celsius; New Amsterdam 30.6 Celsius.

Tonight’s temperature is expected to be between 20.0 and 2.0 Celsius, over coastal areas and

18.0 And 22.0 Celsius over near inland to Interior locations.

The winds will be a light breeze along the coast, and mostly calm over other locations. Gusty winds are likely over areas with heavy downpours.

Northern Relief Channel no longer discharging water – EDWC level normalises

Following the successful testing of the Northern Relief Channel of the Hope -Dochfour outlet, discharge of water has been discontinued, since the level of the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) has returned to normalcy.

According to Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), Lionel Wordsworth, the release of the water started at 56 Georgetown Datum (GD) level and went as far as 56.75 GD through the Northern Relief Channel.

            He told the Government Information Agency (GINA) on Saturday, that “The test was successful, in that we were able to bring the conservancy level down to a manageable one, just around the full supply level of 57.5 GD and there hasn’t been any problem with the channel itself.”

            Previously, water was discharged from the EDWC through the Maduni and Lama sluices into the Mahaica River.

NDIA to fix Sussex Street sluice seepage- Gov’t and stakeholders to work out measures to address flooding in Albouystown

A team from the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) headed by its Chief  Executive Officer (CEO) Lionel Wordsworth  will this afternoon visit and assess the structural defect on the Sussex Street sluice that is causing inflow from the Demerara River, and which recently resulted in flooding to  sections of  Albouystown .

Addressing the media at a press conference at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Kingston this morning, Wordsworth explained that following the assessment, the NDIA will  be better informed and will immediately commence  mobilising, with  a view of putting in place, if not permanently at  least temporary measures to stop the  inflow of water.

Also at the press conference were Minister of Public Infrastructure David Patterson, Head, Work Services Group (WSG) Geoffrey Vaughn, Technical Advisor to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Walter Willis, Deputy Mayor Georgetown, Patricia Chase-Green and Community Coordinator, Neilson McKenzie.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO,) National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Lionel Wordsworth addressing the press conference

The weather forecast for Friday, 26 June 2015

Except for occasional light to moderate showers over some areas, fair weather is expected to dominate.

12 hour rainfall is expected to range between 0.0 mm. and 10 mm. (0.39 in.), with the highest over coastal and near inland areas of Regions 3, 4 and 5.

The waves and sea conditions are expected to be moderate to rough, with heights   reaching between 1.5 metres to 3.5 metres (4.92-11.48 ft.) in open water. 

Tonight’s weather forecast commencing 19:00 hours (7:00 pm)

Partly cloudy skies throughout Guyana can be expected and these with increasing cloudiness in the early morning with occasional showers over coastal areas.

The rainfall is expected between 10.0 mm. and 15.0 mm. (0.39-0.59 in.) with highest in coastal areas.

The temperatures are expected to range between 20.0 and 24.0°C, and for wind conditions there will be a light breeze. The sun will rise at 05:40 hours (5:40 am).

 

The tide is now rising and will be at its highest of 2.52 metres (8.26ft.) at 00:33 hours (12:33 midnight).

The low tide will be at 06:33 hours (6:33 am) at a minimum height of 1.00 metre (3.28 ft.).

The next period of above normal tides will begin Tuesday, June 30, 2015 and continue to Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

Slight to moderate seas can be expected, with wave heights between 1.0 and 1.5 metres (3.28-4.92 ft.) in open waters.

 

GuySuCo’s COI members meet with Agriculture Minister – final review, outcome of probe to be publicised by September

Members of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) that will be looking into the affairs of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) today met with Agriculture Minister Mr. Noel Holder. The meeting saw discussions being centered on the Commission’s Terms of Reference in charting the way forward for the industry.

The meeting was held in the Boardroom of the Minister’s Regent and Shiv Chanderpaul Drive office.

The eleven-member Commission, during its investigation will develop a 15-year plan which is expected to bring the industry back to profitability to ensure long-term environmental and economic sustainability.

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Members of GuySuCo’s Commission of Inquiry at the meeting with Minister of Agriculture Mr. Noel Holder

The weather forecast for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Partly cloudy and sunny skies can be expected throughout Guyana; these will become cloudy in the afternoon over coastal areas of Regions 3 to northern 6, with a few light showers in some areas.

The rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm. to 10.0 mm. (0.39 in.).

The temperatures are expected to range between 31.0 and 35.0°C

The wind conditions will be mostly breezy.

The tide is now rising and will be at its highest of 2.29 metres (7.51 ft.) at 10:09 hours (10:09 am).

The low tide will be at 16:25 hours (4:25 pm) at a minimum height of 1.35 metres (4.42 ft.).

Moderate seas can be expected, with wave heights reaching between 1.0 and 1.5 metres (3.28-4.92 ft.) in open waters.

The next period of above normal tides will

The weather forecast for Wednesday, June 24, 2015

The weather forecast is valid for 12 hours, commencing 07:00 hours (07:00 am), Wednesday 24 June, 2015.

Today, cloudy to overcast skies with frequent moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms can be expected over Regions 8, 10, coastal and near inland areas; the other areas can expect occasional light to moderate showers.

 

12 hour rainfall is expected to range between 15.0 mm. and 40.0 mm. (0.59-1.57 in.), over coastal and near inland areas of Regions 2 to 4; other areas’ values are expected to range between 5 mm. and 15mm. (0.19-0.59 in.)

The waves and sea conditions are expected to be moderate to rough, with heights   reaching between 1.5 metres to 3.5 metres (4.92 -11.48 ft.) in open water.

The high tide flood advisory is not in effect; it becomes effective Tuesday, 30 June to Wednesday 8 July, 2015.

The Winds will be mostly from the north- easterly, at 4 to 7 m.p.s. (8.94-15.65 miles per hour), gusting to12 m.p.s. (26.84 miles per hour) over some areas.

Weather forecast -Wednesday June 24, 2015 (evening)

Partly cloudy skies can be expected tonight throughout Guyana. Some coastal areas are likely to observe brief passing showers in the early morning hours.

The rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm. to 10.0 mm. (0.39 in).

The temperatures are expected to range between 20.0 and 24.0°C.

The wind conditions will be a light breeze.

 

The tide is now rising and will be at its highest of 2.39 metres (7.84 ft.) at 22:42 hours (10:42 pm). The low tide will be at 04:36 hours (4:36 am) at a minimum height of 1.19 metre (3.90 ft.).

The next period of above normal tides will begin on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 and will continue to Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

Slight to moderate seas can be expected with wave heights between 1.0 and 1.5 meters (3.28-4.92 ft.) in open waters.

The sun will rise at 05:39 hours (5:39 am).