The Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Ineter) reported that the influence of a new low pressure system in Nicaragua will cause more rains in the country during the next few days.
The institution foresees that from this Monday, September 19, until Wednesday, September 21, there will be light and moderate rains, accompanied by electrical storms, in a large part of the country.
Marcio Baca, director of Meteorology at Ineter, explained that this low pressure system was recently formed off the coast of the Pacific coast, which will cause an increase in winds in this area and “will be introducing a large amount of moisture into the national territory. ».
“Therefore, in these three days, today Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, we are going to have in the entire Pacific region, the central part of the territory and some areas to the north of Nicaragua, particularly Matagalpa, areas near Estelí and to the south of Jinotega, we are going to have light intensity rains in the afternoon and at night,” Baca told official media.
He also predicted that by this Thursday the low pressure system will be closer to the Mexican coast and its influence in the country will weaken.
The specialist also reported that next Friday, the 23rd, a new tropical wave will enter the country, which will maintain the rainy conditions at the national level.
«It will be causing rains with characteristics of a whole wave. To the extent that it penetrates into the territory, it will also cause light intensity rains in various parts of the national territory, “said the director of Ineter.
In addition, Marcio Baca warned Nicaraguans located on the Pacific coast, that due to the rains with electrical storms and strong winds forecast for these days, maritime navigation should be done with caution since waves between two and three meters are expected. Tall. “Therefore, a lot of caution for small and medium-sized boats,” he stressed.
Effects due to the rains
The heavy rains of recent days recorded in various areas of Nicaragua have left more than a hundred houses in Managua flooded.
According to official media, the rainfall in the country’s capital left 146 houses temporarily flooded, one house at risk of collapsing and two fallen walls.
The effects were mainly concentrated in districts 5, 6 and 7 of Managua. In those places, trees fell, vehicles dragged by the currents, more garbage and sediments spread on main roads and secondary streets in these areas.