Jamaica facing metereological, hydrological and agricultural drought

Jamaica is now facing a metereological, hydrological and agricultural drought.

This, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness. Speaking in parliament on Tuesday, the prime minister explained that the drought facing the island is characterized by low rainfall, low water supply in streams and rivers, as well as a visible impact on crops.

The prime minister noted that no parish has been spared, but said the western end of the island has been impacted, disproportionately.

He said below normal rainfall has been experienced since October last year, with the island starting to experience dryness in January.

Mr. Holness noted further that the situation could worsen for some parishes, over the coming weeks.


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