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Intense rains announced in Cuba due to the influence of tropical cyclone Agatha

MADRID, Spain.- The Forecast Center of the Cuban Institute of Meteorology (INSMET) ad heavy and intense rains for the western and central provinces of the country during the next 48 to 72 hours, due to tropical cyclone Agatha.

Despite the fact that an organized system does not yet exist, forecast models show the possibility of a tropical or subtropical cyclone development starting this June 2, as it moves northeast over the western Caribbean Sea, the southeast of the Gulf of Mexico or western Cuba, specified a release issued by Dr. Miriam Teresita Llanes Monteagudo, head of the INSMET Forecast Center.

The information indicates that the extensive cloudy areas with heavy rains will last for a few days. The accumulated rainfall could exceed 200 millimeters in different locations.

The INSMET asked Cubans to be attentive to this meteorological situation due to the saturation of the soil, mainly in low-lying areas with poor drainage.

For its part, the National Hurricane Center in the United States accurate: “A low pressure area is expected to form near the Yucatan Peninsula in a couple of days. It could become a tropical depression over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by the end of this week.”

Agatha is the first cyclone of the 2022 hurricane season that began on May 15. It is currently located over southern Mexico.

In the 2021 hurricane season elsa and Going were the ones with the greatest impact for Cuba. Both caused heavy flooding, damage to the electrical system and damage to homes and agriculture.

After the passage of Elsa, the towns of Jibacoa, Santa Clara and Arroyo Pretiles were isolated by the flooding of the Jibacoa River.

While Hurricane Ida caused the greatest damage in the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud and in the province of Pinar del Río. Many houses in poor condition were destroyed by the strong winds.

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