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Behavior of precipitation in 2009 Dominican Repúblic National Meteorology Office Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is directly influenced by the ENSO phenomenon El Niño conditions are weakening since spring
Improve Drought Monitoring and Prediction in Dominican Republic Objetives • Alert all water sectors on the precipitation behavior • Continue improve flood and drought forecasting for the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean • Create an early drought warning system before the event of rainfall deficits
Continuing…Objetives • Sensitize the population on the use of water rationing • Provide a projection of future drought • Contributes to the welfare and protection of the general public • Increase scientific capacity and Investigate drought management
Frontal Season Nov. – Abr. Frontal systems result in more precipitation in the northern, northeastern and western
Season Convective May -Jun During this period our country receives greater precipitation of large Mesoscale Convective Complexes (MCC), which emerge from the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), which has seen very active during this time. The major contribution of rain is observed in the regions, NE, SW and the southern part of the Western Region. Normal Anual Precipitation Dominican Rep. 1971-2000
Tropical Activity Agosto - Octubre This season is involved in Tropical Cyclone Season starting on 1st. June until 30 November. During the months of August to October there has been a major tropical cyclone formation directly or indirectly affect our country. Rainfall is distributed throughout the national territory, but the largest amounts of the Regions are Northeast, Southeast and Southwest. The West Region which is normally dry receives its highest rainfall this season influenced by tropical cyclones
Our relief is very diverse or varied Neyba Cordillera Septentrional Cordillera Central Cordillera where is located the highest peak in Caribbean (3.087 m) -8 and 30 Celsius D. Bahoruco Cordillera
National Network of Stations Which has increased with the participation of the Ministry of Agriculture
SOME EFFECTS OF DROUGHT IN THE Dominican Republic lasts months • The water sector authorities announced the drilling of 12 wells in various parts of the National District and the liquid distribution by tanker trucks. water shortages for domestic use 120 million gallons stop coming to the homes of the capital every day, for a deficit of 73%.
Thank you very much!! Caridad Pérez Climatology Department National Meteorology Office (ONAMET) Tel. 001-809-788-1122, ext. 233 and 232 Caridad_prez@yahoo.es