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Although persistent rains caused
havoc for some citizens across the
country last month, the Meteoro-
logical Services has recorded it as
one of the driest months in 67 years.
"August 2013 was the second driest
August on record since 1946," says
acting climatologist at the Meteor-
ological Office, Kenneth Kerr.
At the Reference Climatological
Station in Piarco, 114.12 millimetres
of rainfall was recorded for the month
of August, "which represents 46.6
per cent of the rainfall normally
expected for this month," he said.
In a telephone interview on Mon-
day, Kerr said: "The driest year was
1989, when there was 108.1 millime-
tres of rainfall in August at Piarco s
He said in 2012, there was 204.7
millimetres of rainfall, or 82 per cent
of what was normally expected for
Similarly, in 2011, there was 162.5
millimetres, or 65 per cent of average
"As you can see from these three
years, August 2013 has been below
average, along with the past two
years," said Kerr.
In contrast, the station at Crown
Point, Tobago, had 156.7 millimetres
of rainfall in August, which according
to Kerr, "is actually normal, since
the expected rainfall at Crown Point
is 156.3 millimetres. As such, it is
just a little above normal."
Kerr said the reason for rainfall
being below average in August was
"the negative impact of a persistent
Sahara air layer."
"This is a layer of extremely dry
and at times dusty air which normally
develops over the Sahara Desert near
the west coast of Africa," he said.
"Through the trade winds, it
migrates into our region."
He said that because of the dryness
of this air layer, it acts as a cap or
buffer which hinders the vertical
motion required for large cloud devel-
"In this way," he said, "it has
negated or hampered the cloud devel-
opment that is typically associated
with the Inter-Tropical Convergence
Zone (ITCZ), tropical waves and local
However, Kerr predicts rainfall lev-
els will rise above normal over the
next few months.
"We are seeing that sea surface
temperatures are warmer than nor-
mal," he said, "which will persist into
September, October and November.
"The factors that caused the dry-
ness in August have abated and will
continue to abate in the next sea-
August 2013 one
of the driest in 67
Josanne Esdale, left, Lisa Darwent and Jeanne Darwent stroll around the Queen's Park Savannah,
Port-of-Spain, as they take part in the Cause an Effect foundation's walk on Sunday to highlight
autism in T&T. PHOTO: NICOLE DRAYTON
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