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Santo Domingo.- The National Weather Office (Onamet) on Friday forecasts downpours starting late afternoon, from a tropical wave over the east region moving west.

It said all regions can expect scattered to moderate showers, except the southwestern provinces, while the seasonably high temperatures will continue.

Onamet said the same weather pattern will continue through Saturday morning, when the scattered showers will continue during the afternoon until early evening, especially over the Northeast, Southeast and Central Mountains.

The showers forecast could spell relief for many areas of the country parched by a stubborn drought.

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5 comment(s)
Written by: laman00, 4 Jul 2014 5:26 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
What good is it the rain water when you cant hold on too it , all its doing is flooding the streets, great engineering!
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 4 Jul 2014 7:02 PM
From: Dominican Republic
The last time I listened or believed a Dominican weather forecast was when I did not live here.
Written by: Ricardolito, 5 Jul 2014 8:16 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
no rain has started as predicted here ,,I wish that they would predict a dry spell, then I am sure we would have a tropical storm that would flood the streets as laman00 says because all the drains are blocked with garbage
Written by: laman00, 5 Jul 2014 12:41 PM
From: United States, San Fernando valley, CA
Ricardo i dont see it that much the garbage then leveling the drains, it has to do more of engeeniring, specialy on Malecon, i live in Bella Vista on betancourt, they just paved that street, and now its worst then before the flooding,somehow they cant get the upperhand to level the drains so the water would just flow in.
Written by: originalmrb, 6 Jul 2014 4:13 PM
From: Canada, Have a glitche in my account. Takes me a while to respond. DT staff is working on it.

The story reads that the forecast was from Onemet, but the photo inset is from NOAA - the American forecaster. Usually they are fairly close.

I sure hope that - in this case however - they are only partially right. "Downpours" after drought usually just wash topsoil away and create flooding. Let's keep fingers crossed for 2 or 3 days of slow and steady vs. wham-bam-thankyoumam. The crops and everyone down river could use a but of that.
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