The weather forecast (Wednesday July 29, 2015-Morning).

Mostly cloudy skies with a few passing showers are expected in all regions. Afternoon thunderstorms are likely over inland areas.

The rainfall is expected between 0.0 mm.and 15.0 mm. (0.59 inch)

The temperatures are expected to range between 29.0 and 34.0 degrees Celsius.

The wind conditions will be mostly breezy.

The low tide will be at 08:26 hours (8:26 am)reaching a height of 0.57 of a metre (1.87 feet).

The high tide will be at 14:44 hours (2:44 pm) reaching a height of 2.69 metres (8.82 feet).

The weather forecast (Tuesday, July 28, 2015-Morning)

Partly cloudy skies, with passing showers are likely throughout all regions duringthe morning hours. The coastal locations are likely to experience fair and sunnyconditions during the afternoon.

The rainfall is expected to be between 0 mm. and10 mm. (0.39 inch). All other locations can expect cloudy skies with light to moderateshowers during the afternoon. Parts of Regions 7 and 10 can also expectisolated thundershowers.

The rainfall is forecastto range between 5 mm. and 25mm. (0.19-0.98 inch), with the maximum over Regions 7 and 10.

The minimum temperature recorded at Timehri this morning was 22.0 degrees Celsius.

President Granger Commits strong support for further development of the rice industry

President David Granger, this morning, called on citizens to “disabuse” themselves of the notion that the industry is in “crisis”, even as he acknowledged that there are some challenges. The Head of State was at the time delivering the feature address at the Ministry of Agriculture’s National Rice Industry Conference, which was held under the theme, “Sustainable development amidst challenges”.

In front of a packed audience at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, President Granger assured stakeholders that his administration, like the entire country, is aware of the problems facing the industry and his government intends to bring an end “to the anxieties endured by those involved in rice production”.

“Rice faces challenges because of years of policy neglect, institutional decay and poor planning. We must convert these challenges into opportunities. I am confident that with the collaboration between the administration and stakeholders, the rice industry will overcome its challenges,” he said. President Granger expressed optimism about the future of the industry noting the high level of expertise and experience possessed by its stakeholders.

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President David Granger as he addressed stakeholders and participants at the National Rice Industry Conference

The weather forecast for Monday, July 27, 2015

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with occasional light to moderate showers are expected over all Regions; the showers are expected to become heavy at times, with thunderstorms over Regions 1, 2 and 7.

The 12 hourrainfallis expected to range between 5.0 mm. and 15.0 mm. (0.19-0.59 inches), with the highestexpected over Regions 1, 2 and 7.

The waves and sea conditions are EXPECTED TO BE MODERATE TO ROUGH, with HEIGHTS   REACHING BETWEEN 1.5 METRES and 3.5 METERS IN OPEN WATER.

The high tides flood advisorybecomes effective from Wednesday July 29, 2015.

Former GM of Rice Export Board to chair Rice Development Board

A new Board of Directors of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) has been appointed to guide the agency over the coming year so as to enhance the sector.

This was disclosed today by Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder while addressing the opening of the first National Rice Industry Conference at the Arthur Chung International Convention Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown.

 

As per statute, the Board is comprised of farmer and miller representatives, a consumer representative, as well as representatives of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Trade), Finance and Agriculture and a representative from the legal fraternity. The General Manager will be an Ex-officio member of the board.

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Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder addressing farmers and millers at the National Rice Industry Conference

Weather forecast for Saturday, July 25, 2015

Coastal regions and southern Guyana can expect cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate showers during the morning. However, conditions are likely to improve as the day progresses.

The rainfall is expected to range between 0 mm. and 10 mm. (0.39 inch) all other regions are expected to have cloudy skies with light to moderate showers during the morning. Cloudy to overcast conditions and isolated thundershowers are expected over some locations during the afternoon hours.

The rainfall is expected be between 5 mm. and 25 mm. (0.19-0.98 inch)

The minimum temperature recorded at Timehri this morning was 22.9 degrees Celsius.

Today’s temperature is expected to range between 28.0 degrees Celsius and 34.0 degrees Celsius.

President Granger to address National Rice Farmers and Millers Conference on Monday

President David Granger is expected to address paddy farmers and rice millers on the way forward for the industry. The President will deliver the feature address at the opening of the National Rice Industry Conference to be held at the Arthur Chung International Convention Centre, Liliendaal, on Monday, July 27, 2015. He is also expected to outline Government’s plan for the rice industry.

The Conference will be held under the theme, ‘Sustainable development amidst challenges’, and commence at 8:30am.The programme will include presentations from key stakeholders in the rice industry, deliberations on the current issues facing the industry and examine possible solutions on resolving these.

The weather forecast for Friday, July 24, 2015

Cloudy to overcast with moderate to heavy showers, light rain and possible thunderstorms are expected over all Regions, except Region 9 and South Region 6.

The 24 hour rainfall is expected to range between 20.0 mm. and 40.0 mm. (0.78-1.57 inches), over coastal and near inland areas; other areas can expect between 0.0 mm. and 20.0 mm. (0.78 inch).

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

The high tide flood advisory comes to an end today, Tuesday, July 21, 2015.

Weather Alert – July 23, 2015

Present rainfall is expected to continue, intensifying into the evening. Residents of low lying communities such as Albouystown, sections of Queenstown, South Cummingsburg in Georgetown and others across the coastland, are asked to take precautions. Please call 226 1117226 1027 or email:  info@cdc.gy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or kestercraig@hotmail.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you need assistance or to share information on rising flood waters.

Present rains are expected to continue, intensifying into the evening. Cattle farmers are asked to closely monitor the situation. High tide will be in effect until 14 hours or 2 pm. Please call 226 1117226 1027 or email:  info@cdc.gy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or kestercraig@hotmail.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you need assistance or to share information on rising flood waters.

 

The weather forecast for Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cloudy to overcast skies with light to moderate showers and intermittent rain showers are likely over northern Guyana. Some areas can also expect isolated thundershowers.

The rainfall is expected to range between 10 mm. and 30 mm. (0.39-1.18 inches) along the Coast with the maximum over Regions 3 to 5, and between 20 mm. and 40 mm. (0.78-1.57 inches) over Regions 7, 8 and 10. Region 9 and Southern Region 6 can expect cloudy skies with showers during the morning and partly cloudy conditions during the afternoon.