Temperatures Reach New Heights in Jamaica

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 1:41 PM GMT-5

Jamaica News, Jamaicans are feeling the heat since temperatures soared. It is now possible for Jamaicans to suffer from heat strokes if they are not hydrated.

On Saturday the thermometers in Kingston showed a reading of 39.1 degrees Celsius, which was the highest temperature that was ever recorded in the Capital.


The MET office confirmed these findings that the temperature in Kingston is hotter than other places on the island.
The professionals reported that it was a hot spell and not a heat wave, as heat waves last for more than 5 days and these days would be the hottest days on record.

They say it is normal for Jamaica to have hot spells between June and August. It is caused by the High-pressure Ridge and the Saharan Dust.

The temperature has been hotter than it was last year, after the stations were examined across the island 6 of them recorded higher temperatures than what they had recorded last year.

The station in Shortwood Kingston recorded 39.1 degrees Celsius and Scientists are saying Jamaica is getting closer to having heat waves.

Heatwaves have killed many persons in Europe, America and other places over the years. In Ann, Trelawny and Hanover there was an increase in temperature as well, between June 18-22 when compared to the same period of time last year.

The MET office reported a dominant high-pressure system that was linked with very strong winds and a big trail of Saharan dust with dry air is expected to persist across the Tropical North Atlantic Ocean and parts of the Caribbean, which includes Jamaica.

The dry air associated with the Saharan air layer, has suppressed hurricanes and tropical storms in the past and that was replaced by a greater presence of haze, dust and higher temperatures.

Heatwaves could become more popular as the planet continues to warm and they can be deadly. Global warming has caused the last 16 years to be the hottest years ever, on earth.

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