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Central America monitors new tropical disturbance in the Caribbean


The authorities monitor the easterly wave and low pressure system that could intensify into a depression in the coming days, when it continues its course towards the Central American region.


The United States National Hurricane Center monitors a disturbance formed over the southeastern Caribbean Sea, which is producing a large area of ​​disorganized showers and thunderstorms spreading from the Windward Islands to the west-northwest.

“Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive to gradual development and a tropical depression is likely to form this weekend or early next week,” it said.

Regarding the same phenomenon, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology and Hydrology (Insivumeh) of Guatemala reported on Thursday (10.27.22) that the east wave number 30 is being monitored with an associated low pressure system, which has a medium probability of escalating to depression over the next five days.

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The easterly wave continues to move west and in conjunction with the approach of a cold front to the north of Yucatan, Mexico, during the following week. The Insivumeh added that the two systems could promote an increase in cloudy weather and rain over the national territory.

Currently, there is no direct danger of cyclones over Guatemala and the analyzed models do not reflect high rainfall accumulations; however, monitoring will maintain surveillance of both systems, as well as their evolution and interaction over Guatemala.

Regarding the same phenomenon, the Environmental Observatory of El Salvador indicated that “it has increased to 70% the probability of cyclonic development of the low pressure area in formation, which will be located to the east of the Caribbean, for the next 5 days, according to the latest update. from @NHC_Atlantic.”

Likewise, Costa Rica maintains monitoring of the phenomenon.

affected by the rains

The National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred) in its report to Wednesday, October 26, reported that 5 million 901 thousand 251 people have been affected by the 2022 rainy season.

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It has the report of 62 thousand 484 people evacuated during the season, 67 deceased due to incidents derived from the rains and 10 missing.

With information from Prensa Libre

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