dry spell


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dry spell

[′drī ‚spel]
(climatology)
A period of abnormally dry weather, generally reserved for a less extensive, and therefore less severe, condition than a drought; in the United States, describes a period lasting not less than 2 weeks, during which no measurable precipitation was recorded.
References in classic literature ?
The trouble with the beginner at the writing game is the long, dry spells, when there is never an editor's cheque and everything pawnable is pawned.
Vegetable, root crops yield lower in Q2 !-- -- Louise Maureen Simeon (The Philippine Star) - September 1, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The country's production of major vegetable and root crops declined in the second quarter due to the dry spell that hit the country.
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said that under the plans, authorities will deliver water using tankers in the event of disruption caused by the dry spell.
BAHAWALPUR -- Parts of Cholistan received light rain that broke the dry spell in the desert on Tuesday.
A prolonged dry spell has ravaged Wajir in the last three months with fears of adverse effects on both residents and their livestock.
From the geohazard advisory of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) 11, it said the occurrence of dry spell may likely to continue during June-July-August Season.
The deputy administrator said the severe impact of the phenomenon was recorded in April when 41 provinces experienced drought condition and 23 provinces suffered dry spell.
With the dry spell expected to last until August, the Cebu Provincial Capitol has recommended to local government units (LGUs) to submit requests for assistance that will cushion the impact of the El Nino phenomenon.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said 17 provinces in Luzon and Visayas or 20 percent of the country may experience drought, while three provinces in Visayas or 4 percent of the country may have dry spell by the end of May.
More than 40 provinces experiencing a dry spell might transition to a drought by next month, according to the weather bureau.
At present, Pimentel, citing Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said Metro Manila and 40 provinces are reeling from a 'dry spell.'