Social Media Message About Equinox Phenomenon is a Hoax

A message circulating once again on social media, which attributes extremely high temperatures being experienced to an “Equinox phenomenon” are not accurate and are not, in fact, from the Meteorological Service in Jamaica.

The text suggests that temperatures may reach 40 degrees Celsius and could cause sun stroke and dehydration. It further goes on to recommend actions aimed at hydrating the body in a bid to prevent heat stroke.

Although the concept of the equinox is real, where the sun’s position in relation to the earth provides exactly 12 hours of sunlight twice per year in March and September, this phenomenon is not currently being experienced. Continue Reading →