Local July 11, 2020 | 7:03 am

Weekend outlook for Dominican Republic: little rain today; sporadic in regions

Facade of the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET), external source

The presence in the atmosphere of dust particles from the Sahara and the low humidity will limit the occurrence of rains in the national territory, although local showers and isolated thunderstorms are not ruled out over the northeast regions and the Central Cordillera (central range), caused by a trough that affects the country.

The information was released yesterday in its report, the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET), which also forecasts that temperatures will continue to be hot, so it recommends avoiding prolonged exposure to solar radiation.

The maximum temperature will be between 33 ºC and 35 ºC (91-95°F) and the minimum between 23 ºC and 25ºC (73-77°F).
In Greater Santo Domingo there will be scattered clouds and it will be partly cloudy with occasional showers.

Onamet stated that Tropical Storm Fay is located 35 km south/southeast of Cape May, New Jersey (USA), with maximum winds of 95 km/h and moving north at 19 km/h. It is noted that due to its position and displacement, that system does not represent a danger to the country.

Today: Mostly sunny with occasional cloudy increases followed by local showers with isolated thunderstorms since morning hours, due to a trough over the country and due to local orographic effects on some localities of the regions: Northeast, the Caribbean coastal plain and the Central Cordillera.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with moderate to very heavy showers, thunderstorms and occasional gusts of wind mainly over the provinces of the regions: North, Northeast, Southeast, Eastern Plain and the Central Cordillera.