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Citizens Told to Prepare Themselves for More Rain this Week

Local weather officials have disclosed that the island is in for another tropical downpour this week as the rains persist in varying gradations.

Residents have been told to brace up for another ‘Wet Week’ after several weather systems dumped rainfall on the island over the past few days.

According to the Director of Meteorological Services, Andre Joyeux, the presence of a surface trough in the region is causing some cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms.

An Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone [ITCZ] and an upper-level trough have already impacted the country.

In addition, Joyeux stated that Tuesday night into Wednesday, Saint Lucia will experience the effects of a tropical wave.

“There’s a low chance of it developing so we would expect the usual tropical wave conditions – some extra cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms,” he explained.

Joyeux advised residents to remain vigilant during these times, since the island has been experiencing so much rainfall over the past days.

The Meteorological Services Director notes, “The soil is already waterlogged and we expect that some land slippage could occur during the passage of that tropical wave.”

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