Met Office declares start of 2022 Dry Season

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    The 2022 Dry Season has officially started and is forecast to produce less rainfall than usual, according to the Met Office.

    In a media release, Acting Chief Climatologist Kenneth Kerr says February to April is likely to be the driest period of the season.

    He notes that the outlook also calls for warmer than average days and nights but a few relatively chilly nights, with temperatures below 20 degrees Celsius, are expected.

    During the season, the country is also likely to see an increase in hazardous seas, Saharan dust and conditions that increase bush and landfill fires.

    Citizens are being urged to conserve and store water and to refrain from burning rubbish in grassy or forested areas.