The weather forecast for Thursday (morning), August 27, 2015

Fair and Sunny skies are expected to be interrupted by brief passing showers over some areas.

The rainfall is expected to be insignificant.

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

The ‘high tide flood advisory’ is in effect until Friday, September 04, 2015. The tides will be in excess of 3.00 metres (9.84 feet); the highest will be on Monday, August 31, 2015.

The weather forecast for Wednesday (Night) August 26, 2015

Tonight’s prediction is that for except brief showers over Region Eight and Coastal areas, fair weather is expected to prevail.

The 12 hour rainfall is expected to range between 0.0 and 5.0 mm. (0.19 inch), with the maximum over Region Eight.

The 24 hour rainfall is expected to be between 5.0 mm. and 10.0 mm. (0.19-0.39 inch), over Regions Seven and Eight; other areas values are expected to range between 0.0 mm. and 5.0 mm. (0.19 inch), 

The weather forecast for Wednesday (morning), August 26, 2015

Partly cloudy skies and passing showers are expected to prevail throughout all regions during the morning.

Coastal areas can expect fair and sunny skies during the afternoon. No significant rainfall is likely. All other locations can expect partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers during the afternoon. Isolated thundershowers are also possible over parts of Region 7.

The rainfall is forecast to range between 5 and 20 mm. (0.19-0.78 inches) with the maximum over areas with thundershowers.

The minimum temperature recorded at Timehri this morning was 22.8 degrees Celsius.

The weather forecast for Tuesday (night) – August 25, 2015

Generally fair skies are expected over all regions tonight. No rainfall is expected also.

The maximum temperatures for some locations are as follows: Mabaruma 32.4; Georgetown 31.5; Timehri 32.0; New Amsterdam-33.0; Lethem 33.0 degrees Celsius.

Tonight’s temperature is expected to be between 20.0 and 22.0 degrees Celsius over Coastal areas and between 18.0 and 22.0 degrees Celsius over Near Inland to Interior locations.

The weather forecast for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Light to moderate showers can be expected over Regions 7, 8 and South Region 9; other areas can expect fair weather, to be interrupted by periods of cloudiness with brief passing showers.

The 12 hour rainfall is expected to be between 5.0 and 10.0 mm.(0.19-0.39 inch) over Regions 7 and 8; other areas values are expected to range between 0.0 and 5.0 mm. (0.19 inch).

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

The weather forecast for Monday (morning), August 24, 2015

Cloudy to overcast skies with scattered showers are expected throughout Guyana during the morning hours.

Parts of Coastal and southern Guyana can expect sky coverage to decrease as the day progresses.

The rainfall is expected to range between trace and 10 mm. (0.39 inch). All other locations can expect conditions to persist during the afternoon, with light to moderate showers and isolated thundershowers.

The rainfall is likely to range between 5 and 25 mm. (0.19-0.98 inch).

2015 Agriculture Budget gets House approval

The National Assembly this evening approved the $20.894B allocated to the Ministry of Agriculture in the 2015 National Budget.

The allocation to the sector contains $18.626B to support the ministry’s administrative work, $1.645B for crop and livestock support services, $129.376M for managing, regulating and promoting the sustainable development of the nation’s fishery resources and $493.547M for hydro-meteorological services.

The weather forecast for Monday (night), August 24, 2015

Cloudy skies will continue, these becoming partly cloudy at times, and with a chance of brief light showers in some coastal areas.

No significant rainfall likely.

The temperatures are expected to range between 20.0 and 25.0 degrees Celsius.

The wind conditions will be a light breeze

The high tide will be at 23:52 hours (11:52), at 2.50 metres (8.20 feet).

The low tide will be at 06:05 hours (6:05 am), at a minimum height of 0.94 of a metre (3.08 feet).

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

The sun will rise at 05:45 hours (5:45 am).

 

The weather forecast for Friday (morning), August 21, 2015

Mostly cloudy skies with scattered showers are expected throughout Guyana during the morning hours. Coastal locations can expect fair and sunny skies as the day progresses.

The rainfall is likely to accumulate between trace and 10 mm. (0.39 inch).

All other locations can expect cloudy to overcast skies, accompanied by light to moderate showers and isolated thundershowers over southern Region 1 and parts of Regions 7 and 10.

Guyana’s agriculture will advance via promotion of a green economy -Agriculture Minister Holder

The Ministry of Agriculture intends to propel the sector forward by promoting the green economy. This is according to Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder, who made his presentation today in the National Assembly, on the 2015 Budget.

 

The Minister explained that from an agricultural standpoint, “investing in a green economy has the potential to enhance food security, reduce poverty, improve nutrition and health, and create rural jobs while reducing pressure on the environment including Green House Gas (GHG) emissions”.