Sahara dust and air mass limit rainfall over Dominican Republic


A dry air mass and Saharan dust will limit the rains today. Showers will only occur in towns in the southeast, southwest, and on the central mountain range. Temperatures will remain hot in much of the Dominican Republic. The National Meteorological Office (ONAMET) monitors the newly formed tropical storm Wilfred, which last night was 1015 kilometers west/southwest of the island of Cape Verde, with maximum sustained winds of 65kph, moving west/northwest at 28 kilometers per hour. Onamet also reported that Hurricane Teddy was 850 km away. Teddy’s current position is east/northeast of the Lesser Antilles arc, maximum winds 215 kph, moving northwest at 19 kph. The office also watches over tropical depression 22 located 400 km away. TD-22 is east/northeast of Támpico in Mexico, with sustained winds of 55 kph […]

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Meteorology (ONAMET) foresees little rains for this Sunday over Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO. The National Meteorology Office (ONAMET) predicted an environment of scattered clouds and scarce rainfall due to an atmosphere with limited moisture content today. However, at the end of the afternoon, the presence of a trough at various levels of the troposphere and the diurnal warming cycle will be […]