March 2015 Drought And Precipitation Update

March 2015 Drought And Precipitation Update While drought concern has subsided for Dominica in the coming three months, the island continues to remain under a drought warning in the long-term, towards the end of the hydrological year 2014-2015. The long-term outlook has potential impacts on large surface water reserves.

An El Nino has emerged. This phenomenon often results in a drier dry season particularly towards the end. However, above average sea surface temperatures suggest a wetter dry season.

Apart from below-normal rainfall recorded at Douglas-Charles in February, just about normal rainfall has been recorded at Canefield and Douglas-Charles for the year thus far.

Rainfall outlook for April, May and June: 40% above-normal, 35% normal, 25% below-normal.