Columbia University says above-normal rains are predicted over the coming rainy season.
The most likely scenario for May, June and July is for heavier-than-normal rain along the coasts and as far south as roughly the Apure-Orinoco axis. Data is insufficient to make a solid forecast south of there.
Moving later in the rainy season, the forecast for June-July-August is for heavier than normal rain across most of the country, including the Caroni watershed.
This is all good news. More rain means more water in Guri Lake, and less chance of catastrophe in 2011.