Ideam foresees electrical activity, gales and hail due to rains

Ideam foresees electrical activity, gales and hail due to rains

The rainy season in the country has been extended and prolonged in recent weeks in different cities, causing some inconvenience. The most recent report from the Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology and Environmental Studies (Ideam), in its forecast for Monday 18 and Thursday 21 April, indicates that there will be difficult days in some areas of Colombia.

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In principle, cloudiness with precipitation is reported in some sectors of the Pacific, Caribbean, Andean, Orinoquía and Amazon regionsthe strongest during the afternoon, night and early morning.

According to the entity, this is the first rainy season of the year. Along with this, the ITCZ ​​(Intertropical Convergence Zone) continues to be active, increasing rainfall in the Pacific region and a low pressure system towards the center-west of the Caribbean maritime zone, as well as an important wind disturbance aloftall this coupled with the entry of moisture from the Brazilian Amazon.

Ideam also announced that it expects a increased cloudiness and rain between moderate and strong in the Pacific, Caribbean, Andean, Orinoquía and Amazon regions. Especially in the afternoon, night and early morning hours. Which will be accompanied by electrical activity in times of heavy rain, hailstorms and gales.

Situation that will begin to decrease from Thursday, April 21.


In the Sábana de Bogotá, the Ideam forecasts moderate and heavy rains in large sectors of the region. Particularly in the afternoon and at night, with a high probability of electrical activity.

On the other hand, in the Andean region Partial to mostly cloudy skies are expected. In addition, rainfall of moderate to strong intensity in the afternoons, nights and early mornings. Specifically in areas of Antioquia, Santanderes, Boyacá, Cundinamarca, Caldas, Risaralda, Quindío, west and south of Huila and Tolima. The Ideam also provides for high electrical activity.

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in the archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina a light to partly cloudy sky is expected with a predominance of dry conditions. Along with this, between Wednesday and Thursday the probability of rain increases.

In the case of The Caribbean Region, the Ideam forecasts a partially to mostly cloudy sky, with moderate to heavy rains, the most intense towards the south of Bolívar, north, south and west of Cesar, and south of Magdalena. Even with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms.

In the case of Pacific region, is the area of ​​the country where the highest volume of rainfall, abundant cloudiness and high probability of electric shocks are expected. Specifically in areas of Chocó, Valle del Cauca, Cauca and Nariño.

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Finally, in the Orinoquía and Amazon Ideam expects an increase in cloudiness and moderate to heavy rains, with a high probability of electrical activity; particularly towards the foothills of Meta and south and west of Vichada. Rains in large sectors of the region, in Caquetá, Putumayo and Amazonas.


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