NWS Expects Bad Dry Season For Marianas Ahead


Dry weather is expected for the next several months. 

 NWS Issues Public Information Statement for Dry Weather


The National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office, Tiyan, Guam has issued a public information statement for very dry weather developing across the Mariana Islands. 


As advised by NWS, rainfall across the Marianas is expected to be below normal for the next several months. NWS computer models indicate rainfall of only a quarter inch to half inch for the Mariana Islands for the next 10 days and very low rainfall will likely persist through the next several months. 


Water supplies will need to be monitored and water conservation is encouraged, especially for Saipan, Tinian and Rota. 


Grass fires have already been observed on Guam and the risk of grass fires will increase in the coming weeks. Homeowners should keep grass and brush trimmed far away from houses and other structures. Some damage to food crops could also develop. 


A drought statement remains in effect for Yap state, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The drought statement will likely be expanded to include the Mariana Islands in the coming weeks. 


Contact the National Weather Service at (671) 472-0900 or visit the following links for the latest weather and drought information:
• National Weather Service website: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/guam/

• National Weather Service Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/