Meteo: 50 percent more rainfall in rainy season
WILLEMSTAD – According to the Meteorological Service, they are 76 percent sure that the next rainy season will be wetter than normal. There will be, according to Meteo, 30, 50 and, in extreme cases, 70 percent more rainfall than normal in the rainy season.
Average rainfall in the rainy season is 455 millimeters of rain. The reason for more rainfall is, according to Meteo, the La Niña. This weather phenomenon lowers the temperature of the sea surface in the Pacific Ocean, resulting in more precipitation.
Atmospheric conditions in our region are more similar to 1973 and 1998. The Meteo therefore based its projections on the rainfall in those years.
The Meteo highlights that they are closely following the development of La Niña. If it is necessary they will warn of heavy rain. The rainy season begins in June and lasts until January next year.