Guam – Put away the umbrellas for now but keep them ready for the next few months.
With the past couple days of rain, National Weather Service Langdon Aydlett said no more sweater weather is expected for awhile. After a small disturbance pushes west, the next few days will be lot sunnier and more typical of the dry season. However, even if rains have subsided, a Small Craft Advisory is still in effect and will last until 6 tomorrow morning.
Aydlett said, “Well today we’re going to have some morning showers. They’re going to linger for at least the next couple of hours. Gusty winds will accompany those showers and in the afternoon, the showers will push to the West and we’ll have a lot drier weather coming in behind those weathers.The advisory we have out right now for the Marianas is a Small Craft Advisory for winds. That advisory is expected to continue until Friday morning depending on conditions. We’ll probably let that expire 6 am tomorrow morning.”
The Guam Homeland Security and Office of Civil Defense said expect more rain than usual in the next few months. Public Affairs Officer Alyssa Benito said it won’t be as bad as the past few days, but be ready for on and off rain showers during our dry season.
Benito said, “We can definitely expect showers on and off for the next couple of months. In addition, February and March are typically our windiest months of the year so heavy rains associated with strong winds can cause hazardous conditions such as flooding. There are some things that the public can do to be safe from these hazards such as staying within the speed limit, securing the loose objects around the house. If you see flooded roadways and know of an alternate route, we advise the public to take those routes especially if you’re not driving an SUV.”
Benito said residents can report any flooding to the respective Mayor’s Office or call Guam Homeland Security at 472-9600.