The Emergency Operations Center (COE) put three provinces on green alert this Sunday, due to the effects that could be caused by a tropical wave that will approach the country in the course of the next few hours.
The demarcations on alert are: Monte Plata, Hato Mayor and El Seibo. The agency also specified that this measure responds to the possible flooding of rivers, streams and ravines, as well as floods, due to the atmospheric phenomenon that could increase humidity and cloudiness, in addition to leaving downpours, thunderstorms and gusts of wind.
Earlier, the National Meteorological Office (Onamet), reported in its most recent report that it is expected that in the afternoon, due to the low moisture content of our air mass, relatively dry and hot conditions will prevail in most of our provinces, however, during In the afternoon until the early hours of the night there will be some showers and thunderstorms associated with the effects of the diurnal cycle on provinces such as: Monte Plata, Hato Mayor, San Cristóbal, La Vega, Monseñor Nouel, San Juan, Elías Piña and Dajabón. At night, these precipitations will be decreasing, giving way to a clear sky and with little rain over the country.
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For this Monday, establishes the Onamet, it is expected that a tropical wave is approaching our territory while generating a significant increase in the moisture content in our air mass.
“Due to this, some showers are expected in the early hours of the day towards the eastern portion of the country that would continue to occur temporarily during the morning hours. In the afternoon, we will continue to observe more frequent cloudy increases that will leave downpours, thunderstorms and gusts of wind over towns in the northeast, southeast, southwest, central mountain range, Cibao Valley and the border area. At night, these rains will gradually disappear,” details the Onamet report.
On Tuesday, says the agency, the country will continue under the effects of the tropical wave and the humidity associated with it, expecting that in the morning it will be generating some showers and thunderstorms towards provinces on the south coast and the southwest region.
“Temperatures will continue to be hot due to the time of year (summer), therefore it is recommended to avoid direct exposure to the sun for prolonged periods without proper protection (especially between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm), stay hydrated and dress light clothes preferably light colors. In addition, the sky will retain a slightly opaque appearance due to a slight concentration of dust from the Sahara over our territory”, indicates Meteorology.