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Cuba: heavy rains and possible cyclonic development are forecast in the first days of June

strong and intense rainy could affect the western and central regions of Cuba in the coming days, when a possible cyclonic development could also occur, according to experts.

The Forecast Center of the Institute of Meteorology (Insmet) indicates in your forecast that these precipitations “will be related to an extensive area of ​​low pressure that will cover southeastern Mexico, Central America, the Yucatan peninsula and the northwestern Caribbean Sea, together with the remnants of tropical cyclone Agatha, which is currently located on the South of Mexico”.

Although an organized system does not yet exist, forecast models show the possibility of a tropical or subtropical cyclone development in the next 48 to 72 hours, as the remnants of Agatha move northeast over the western Caribbean Sea, the southeastern Gulf of Mexico or western Cuba, adds the part of the Insmet.

The “most significant” thing for Cuba, regardless of this possible development, “will be the extensive cloudy areas with heavy and intense rains that will begin to affect the western and central regions as of Thursday the 2nd and that will last for a few days, with accumulated that could exceed 200 millimeters in different locations”, the communication limits.

Given the persistence of the rains from previous days, the Forecast Center indicates that “attention should be paid to this hydrometeorological situation due to the saturation of the soil, mainly in low-lying areas with poor drainage.”

In addition, the entity itself ensures that it will maintain “close monitoring of the evolution of this weather situation in the coming days.”

So far, neither the Civil Defense nor the Cuban government have ruled on this situation, but it is not ruled out that in the event of heavy rains or a cyclonic development is confirmed, the authorities activate the mechanisms provided for this type of situations.

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