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More Dry Spell Expected

The current dry spell brought about by the El Nino event is likely to extend to early next year, says the National Disaster Management Office. Director NDMO Akapusi Tuifagalel said
20 Sep 2015 10:23
More Dry Spell Expected
About 22,500 people in the Northern Division are affected by the dry spell. Photo: Peni Drauna

The current dry spell brought about by the El Nino event is likely to extend to early next year, says the National Disaster Management Office.

Director NDMO Akapusi Tuifagalel said the earlier predictions for September to November period is now likely to extend to December or January and February next year.

“There is consistent below average rainfall however it means there is still less rainfall for the country.

“The El Nino event as we all know is intensifying and the effect is felt by many and we are predicting that it can continue into early next year,” he said.

“Boreholes in western and northern divisions are drying up.”

Mr Tuifagalele said they were liaising with the Divisional Commissioner’s offices to attend to those who are in need of water

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