The passage of tropical waves will cause rains in the region over the weekend

The passage of two tropical waves will cause showers, thunderstorms and winds above normal in much of the Caribbean region this weekend.

The information was confirmed by Daniel Useche, head of Alerts and Forecasts of the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (idea).

The Institute Expect dry conditions in the morning hours with sunny intervals and rains of greater consideration in the afternoon and night.

To this is added Eta, which remains in the category of tropical depression and is located in the Gulf of Honduras.

The head of the Alerts and Forecasts Office said that Eta is expected to continue its course towards the island of Cuba; however, the red alert is maintained in the Colombian Caribbean Sea due to conditions generated –indirectly– by the tropical cyclone.

“The last days of this week, Eta favored rainy, windy and swell conditions above normal. We have had high tides in the archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia“, said.

Experts expect that the second rainy season of this year will continue until mid-December due to the passage of very recurrent tropical waves and the passage of some tropical cyclones, which They have generated “very rainy” conditions in the north of the country with significant volumes of precipitation.

Regarding the climatic phenomenon, the Undersecretary of Prevention and Attention of Disasters of the Government of the Atlantic, Candelaria Hernández, said that once the circulars were issued by Ideam, the Government of the Atlantic through the agency under his charge, he issues the newsletters and circulars through social networks, WhatsApp or emails in order to notify each of the mayors and municipal Risk Management coordinators about the Ideam forecasts and the alerts that must be issued by the municipal risk management councils.

He assured that the voluntary relief bodies and the emergency and contingency plans in each of the municipalities keep active.

The undersecretary recommended that the inhabitants of the department secure their roofs, not to dump garbage or debris into streams.

For small boat operators, tourists and fishermen suggested closely monitoring the daily evolution of meteorological and marine conditions.


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