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Monday, June 6, 2011 – Weather forecasters are closely monitoring a Tropical Wave which has potential of dumping inches of rainfall on Saint Lucia.


The start of the work week was already dampened by inclement weather caused by an upper level trough.


Forecaster at the Saint Lucia Met. Services Webster Gajadhar says it is very important for Saint Lucians to pay close attention to the weather reports and advisories which are being issued.


“We have an approaching tropical wave which will bring increased rainfall to Saint Lucia during the ext 24 hours. We are currently being affected by an upper level system. Because  of the above normal rainfall we have had in the dry season and now that we are in the hurricane season, we are expecting the rainfall to be above normal.”


Disaster managers are continuing to prepare for the worse eventuality while hoping for the best since the country’s infrastructure is more fragile when compared to this time last year.


The weather forecaster says citizens who live in areas prone to landslides and flooding should continue to be vigilant.


“Because of the above normal rainfall that we have had over the last few months  the soil is very saturated, so residents of Saint Lucia must be vigilant for landslides and flooding so we urge all citizens to continue to be vigilant.”


The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season has been forecast to be above normal.

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