A announcement for winds of more than 100 km per hour for this Thursday again generated a cross between Cloud Cisnerosmeteorologist of Underlined (channel 10), and Nestor Santayanathe director of Meteorology of the Uruguayan Institute of Meteorology (Inumet).
Cisneros predicted this Monday in the news a “marked drop in temperature”, with a Tuesday “in full sun” but from Wednesday afternoon “very windy.” Between 80 km/h and 100 km/h, reported; and he added: “Perhaps we can exceed these values in terms of wind intensityand it stays until the middle of Friday”.
“It’s polar air, we’re going to be very cold,” Cisneros said.
In the web, Underlined reported: “Nubel Cisneros predicted entry of polar cold with winds of more than 100 km/h”.
Santayana reacted this Tuesday on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. In the first, he put a screenshot of the news published by the news on his website, and questioned: “Winds of ‘over 100km/h’!!!???”. He claimed: “Totally wrong!!! One more… of so many bad forecasts”.
Santayana questioned Cisneros’ announcement, via Twitter and Instagram
Likewise, on Twitter Santayana wrote: “NOOO there will be winds of 100 km/h and above!!! The gusts on the S and E coast will range between 50/70 km/h, mainly on Thursday 18. Wednesday 17 to Friday 19, very low thermal sensations.” He called to consult the official information.
According to Inumet, the gusts of wind in the coastal area will be from the South and East, between 50km/h and 70km/h, mainly on Thursday the 18th.
“It is a mistake to mention that there is a probability of black frosts. That is totally ruled out that it will happen in the next few hours in Uruguay,” said Santayana consulted in a radio interview. And he added: “That kind of wrong and erroneous forecasting is totally ruled out”.
Santayana’s response came a few hours after Cisneros said earlier that day that the cold wave announced by Inumet it would not be so. It cannot be called a cold wave “because it doesn’t have the time”; It will be for about 48 hours and it is not enough to be a wave, said the meteorologist. He joked that it will be “a polar pulse” and not a wave.
Inumet issued this Tuesday a special forecast for low thermal sensations starting Wednesday 17. From the afternoon of Wednesday the 17th, the entry of a very cold air mass is expected for the entire country, with the probability of precipitation.
This situation will be accompanied by winds from the southern sector between 40km/h and 50km/h, with gusts that could reach 60km/h and 70km/h, mainly on Thursday the 18th, in the southern and eastern coastal strip, which will cause very low thermal sensations.
During the day of Thursday 18, winter showers can also form in the south and east of the country.
Starting at dawn on Friday 19, the intensity of the wind will begin to decrease and the maximum temperatures will begin to rise.
The forecast temperatures for this event are not within the thresholds for the emission of a Cold Wave according to the Inumet climatological percentiles, the agency clarified.
“It is suggested to be attentive to the official forecasts issued by Inumet on its website www.inumet.gub.uy and social networks,” he adds.